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Exposé de la religion des Druzes
Tiré des livres religieux de cette secte, et précédé d'une introduction et de la vie du khalife Hakem-biamr-Allah

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108056199

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  • Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (1758–1838), the most distinguished French orientalist of his time, is considered the father of Arab scholarship in Europe. He had a lifelong interest in a little-known religious community, the Druze, which emerged in the eleventh century as an Ismaili schismatic movement. De Sacy's monumental study was begun in the 1790s, when he translated some of the Druze scriptures from Arabic to French. Such was his commitment to learning more about the Druze that he waited forty years before publishing this two-volume work in 1838, as he hoped to uncover further source material. It offers pioneering insight into the religious system founded by Hamza ibn-'Ali ibn-Ahmad during the reign of the caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. Volume 2 thoroughly examines the Druze hierarchical structures and doctrines, from moral duties to civil law.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108056199
    • length: 718 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    2. Des ministres de la religion unitaire
    3. Simples unitaires
    4. Religion unitaire
    5. Jugement dernier
    6. Religion des Druzes
    7. Droit civil.

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    Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy

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