The history of Mahomet, the great imposter. Containing his birth and parentage - His wives - His journey into heaven, and the extraordinary things which he saw - His Alcoran and war, and his death and burial at Medina.

Files

Woodcut on title-page portraying an old man wearing a wig and dressed in a coat and collar
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Title

The history of Mahomet, the great imposter. Containing his birth and parentage - His wives - His journey into heaven, and the extraordinary things which he saw - His Alcoran and war, and his death and burial at Medina.

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers

Date

1840-1860 per University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks

Extent

24 pages

Identifier

Is Part Of

Chapbook #10 in a bound collection of 22 chapbooks (s0221b12)

Description

'126' is printed at the foot of the title page
Woodcut #23: Portrait on title-page of a man wearing a wig and dressed in a coat and lace collar.

Type

biography
religion

Abstract

A short history of Mohammed and the rise of Islam. Mohammed is portrayed throughout as a devious, crafty, and manipulative man who purposefully feigned visions and twisted Scripture in order to enhance his own status. These descriptions are then contrasted in the end by a short tract on the redemption of mankind through the Jesus’ and the Angel’s intercession. This chapbook is one of a series of histories and biographies of notable historical and religious figures which have been bound together in this collection.

Subject

Religion and Morals
Islam
War
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow
Courtship and Marriage

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In public domain; For higher quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“The history of Mahomet, the great imposter. Containing his birth and parentage - His wives - His journey into heaven, and the extraordinary things which he saw - His Alcoran and war, and his death and burial at Medina.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed February 6, 2023, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/588.

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