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1890. With maps, many illustrations, a chronological table, and a list of books treating the subject. Contents: How the Story Begins; Creatures of Fire, Light and Clay; The Times of Ignorance; The Year of the Elephant; The Sacrilegious War; The Camel-Driver of the Desert; The Man of Affairs Meditates; The Month Ramadan; A Prophet with Little Honor; Fugitives in a Strange Land; A Twofold Cord Broken; To the Seventh Heaven; In a Cave; The Year One; Islam; The Sword is Drawn; Victory for Mecca; The Battle of the Ditch; Exiles in an Empty City; The Mother of Cities Conquered; How Taif was Besieged and Taken; A Farewell Pilgrimage; The First Successor; Can Islam be Shaken Off? ; Reaching Out to Chaldea and Babylonia; Palestine and Mesopotamia Conquered; Jerusalem Captured; How Egypt and Persia were Conquered; Favoritism and Intrigue; The Misfortunes of Ali, Father of Hasan; The Tragedy of Moharrem; The Victories of Abd El Melik; The Glory of the Omiades; The Stroke of the Hammer; The Black Flag of Abbas; By Bagdad's Shrines; Aaron the Orthodox; Gold and Dross; Glimmerings and Decays; The Grip of the Turk Tightens; and The Fatal Blow.