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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 . Asiatic Society) (Volume 2) (French Edition)

Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy

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ISBN 10: 1108056199 / ISBN 13: 9781108056199
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Title: Exposé de la religion des Druzes: Tiré des ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Reissue.

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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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In 1838, Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838), the father of Arab scholarship in Europe, published this pioneering two-volume work on the Druze, before many sources were brought to light. Volume 2 examines the hierarchy and doctrines of the religion.

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