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 The life of Mahomet. Mahomet and his successors
(2,610 words)


Washington Irving

Date: 1849

Original Language: English


The original manuscript (MSa) from which The life of Mahomet was published is 558 pages of handwritten text, dating from 1831. A subsequent handwritten manuscript (MSb) was prepared, of which only 43 pages remain. A book was prepared from MSb in 1850 by Putnam publishers in New York, and in London by John Murray the same year, under the cloud of a copyright infringement. Volume 1, The life of Mahomet, runs from pages 5 to 219, an…

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Grafton, David D., “ The life of Mahomet. Mahomet and his successors”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>

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