The sacred books and early literature of the East


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The sacred books and early literature of the East; with an historical survey and descriptions

  1. image Jastrow, Morris. Babylonia and Assyria: The tales of Babylon that survived its fall; Earth's Coldest language: the Sumerian Texts in the Akkadian, or oledst Semitic tongue, The writings of Hammurapi, The creation epic, The epic of Gilgamesh and the goddess Ishtar, Other religious legends, Moral and philosophical texts, The Tel-El-Amarna letters, Records of the conquering kings, Prayers and magic incantations, Nebuchadrezzar and Belshazzar.
  2. image Breasted, J.H. Egypt: The earliest Egyptian remains, The secret pyramid texts, Biography, travel, and romance, The precepts of Ptah-Hotep, Religious and semi-historic texts, Tales of romance and travel, The book of the dead, Egypt's holy scripture, Hymns to the One Universal God, The religion of the poor in ancient Egypt, History and legend under the great empire, Egypt's chief epic poem, Tales of romance and travel, The book of the breaths of life, Romances.
  3. image Ancient Hebrew: The earliest remains, The Mishna or elder talmud, The Gemara, or younger talmud, The Haggada or Tales and traditions of the talmud, The Halacha, or Rules of the law, The tabernacle, Oko, A.W. Bibliography.
  4. image Medieval Hebrew: The Midrash, or Preserved tradition, The Kabbalah or Secret tradition, Religious poetry, The book Cusari, The story of a lost race, The great Hebrew Philosophers, The travels of Benjamin of Tudela, Oko, A.S. Bibliography.
  5. image Ancient Arabia: The genius of Arabic literature, The hanged poems, The koran, Torrey, C.C. Bibliography.
  6. image Medieval Arabic, Moorish, and Turkish: The sunan, or Holy traditions of Mohammed, Early history and science, Philosophy and religion, Romance, The poems of Arabia, Moorish literature: Science and History, Love poetry of the Spanish Moors; Turkish literature: Legends and poetry, The travels of Sidi Ali Reis; Torrey, C.C. Bibliography.
  7. image Ancient Persia: The Zendavesta, or Persian holy scripture, The empire of Cyrus, The later religious books, The Pahlavi historical romances, The final Persian tradition of the past.
  8. image Medieval Persia: Omar Khayyam, the first great mystic poet, Nizami, Persia's chief romantic poet, Jalal Ad-din Rumi, the leader of Sufism, Sadi, the famous poet philosopher, Hafiz, the "poet of love", Jami, the last great mystic; Jackson, A.V.W. Bibliography.
  9. image India and Brahmanism: The Brahmanic books, The Vedas, or Books of holy knowledge, Later Sanskrit literature; Lanman, C.R. Bibliography.
  10. image India and Buddhism: The edicts of Asoka, The earliest suttas or sacred sayings, The book of the great decease, Later legends of the life of Gotama, the buddha, The Jataka or birth tale; The Dhammapada or path of the law, Later teachings; Aiken, C.F. Bibliography.
  11. image Ancient China: The king, or ancient classics, The four great books of the philosophers; Hirth, F. Bibliography.
  12. image Taoism, Later taoist texts, Other religions, History and drama; Hirth, F. Bibliography.
  13. image Japan: The Kojiki, or "records of ancient matters", The Nihongi, or "chronicles of Japan", The Yengishiki, or Shinto rituals, The Man-Yoshu, or "myriad leaves", The Kokinshu, or "collection of odes", Genji Monogatari, the foremost Japanese novel, The medieval dramaa of Japan, Basho, the chief Japanese poet, Modern Buddhism in Japan; Griffis, W.E. bibliography.
  14. image The great rejected books of the biblical apocrypha: The books of Adam and Eve, The writings attributed to Enoch, The apocalypse of Baruch, The story of Ahikar, The gospels of Christ's childhood, The gospels of Nicodemus; Johns, E.H. Bibliography

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