BOOK REVIEWS


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Books Reviewed in this article:

The Southern Gates of Arabia.A Journey in the Hadhramaut by Freya Stark. New York: E. P. Dutton. pp. 327. $3.75.

Addresses by the Chancellor of the Hebrew University.Jerusalem: Hebrew University. 1936.

The Ansab al-Ashraf of al-Balādhur?, published for the first time by the School of Oriental Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Volume V. Edited by S. D. F. Goitein. Hebrew University Press, Jerusalem, 1936. 8vo. pp. 32, 28, 7, 440.

The Medieval Missionary.A Study of the Conversion of Northern Europe, A.D. 500–1300. The World Mission of Christianity, No. II. By James Thayer Addison, Professor of the History of Religion and Missions, Episcopal Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Mass. International Missionary Council, New York, 1936. 8vo, pp. xv, 176. Paper, $1.25; cloth, $2.00.

The Bornu Sahara and Sudan. By Sir Richmond Palmer, K.C.M.G. London: John Murray, pp. 282. 42s.

Jabjä b. al-Husain b. al-Mu'ajjad al-Jamanï's “Anbā’az-Zaman fi Ahbār al-Jaman”—Anfänge des Zaiditentumi in Jemen.Textkritische Teilausgabe mit Übersetzungsprobe, Kommentar und Einführung in die historische jemenisch-zaiditische Literatur, by Mohamed Madi. 32 pages including 3 pages of bibliography + 80 pages of Arabic text with copious footnotes in German; 9 of these pages are devoted to an Arabic index; in Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients, Zwanglose Beihefte zu der Zeitschrift “Der Islam”, herausgegenben von R. Strohmann, Heft IX. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin and Leipzig, 1936, about 12 RM. (price not given.)

News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir. By Peter Fleming. Charles Schribner's Sons, New York, 1936. pp. 384. $3.

Glasgow University Oriental Society.Transactions, vol. vii, 1934–1935. Edited by the Rev. James Robson, M.A. Glasgow: Civic Press, Limited, 1936. pp. 42.

Women in the Aiyam al‘Arab. By Ilse Lichtenstadter. A study of female life during warfare in pre-Islamic Arabia. pp. 90. London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1935.

Ars Islamica.Published by the Research Seminary in Islamic Art, Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, vol. iii, part i. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1936.

A New Day in Kenya. By Horace R. A. Philip. London: World Dominion Press, 1936. pp. 189. $2.

The Pageant of Persia: A Record of Travel by Motor in Persia with an Account of its Ancient and Modern Ways. By Henry Filmer. The Bobbs-Merrill Company, New York. pp. 422. $4.

The Port of Basrah, Iraq.Published under the authority of the Port of Basrah Directorate, 1935. Compiled by Cecil Byford, A.M. Inst. T. pp. 153.

Elenco del Manoscritti Arabi Islamici della Biblioteca Vaticana.(Vaticani, Barberiniani, Borgiani, Rossiani). By Giorgio Levi della Vida, Studi e Testi, 67, Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1935. pp. xxix+347+41. Lire it. 110.

The World of Islam.Parts 1–3. Probsthain's Oriental Catalogues, nos. 40, 41, 42. London: Arthur Probsthain, 1936.

Mohammad. By Essad Bey. Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1936. pp. 376. $2.50.

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