An History of Muhammedanism. Comprising the life and character of the Arabian Prophet, and succinct accounts of the Empires founded by the Muhammedan arms; an inquiry into the theological, moral, and juridical codes of the Muselmans, and the literature and sciences of the Saracens and Turks; with a view of the present extent and influence of the Muhammedan religion.

Mills, Charles.

Book ID: 8470


8vo. xix, 409 pp., [1 errata], half title, later cloth, some browning and foxing, some damp staining to margins of first few leaves, from Bath Public Library with usual blindstamps and label verso front cover, 2 small ink stamps on title page, printed for Black, Parbury & Allen, London, first edition, 1817.


Charles Mills (1788 – 1826), a British historical writer follower of Gibbon. This is his first work, “ An History of Muhammedanism” [London, 1817]. According to DNB, the great Orientalist Sir Charles Malcolm saw the manuscript, provided material from his reference library to Mills, and encouraged its publication. Mills later became well-known for another historical work “The History of Chivalry.”; and “ The History of the Crusades”.
Bibliographic references: Brunet III col 1726; Graesse Vol 4, P.528.

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