GOEJE, Michael Jan de.

Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahraïn et les Fatimides.

Leiden: E.J. Brill 1886 Stock Code: 117603
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Second edition, revised and greatly expanded, of de Goeje's important study of the Qaramitah (Carmathians), a syncretic Shi'ite sect which revolted against the 'Abbasid Caliphate from their Bahraini stronghold in the ninth century CE. It was originally published in 1862 as the first volume of his four-part essay series, Mémoires d'histoire et de géographie orientales; this iteration, at some 232 pages, is almost twice the length of that edition. De Goeje's Mémoires was his principal work resulting from original research, as he is mainly remembered for preparing editions of Arabic texts. Here he prints the Arabic texts of important sources including Ibn al-Jawzi and Ibn Durayd, which he read in manuscript. Well-held in libraries, but rare in commerce, with no copies listed in auction records (and none of the first edition).

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Description

Octavo. Modern blue-green library buckram, gilt-lettered spine, red-sprinkled edges, linen inner hinges.

Condition

From the collection of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with printed bookplate of Bath Municipal Reference Library to the front free endpaper and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Small hole to series title, the text unaffected, light toning, a very good copy.

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