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The opeigins origins of Isma'ilism. A study of the historical background of the Fatimid Caliphate. By Bernard Lewis. Cambridge, W. Heffer and Sons, Ltd. pp. 114. 8s. 6d. net.

The Aga Khan and His Ancestors. A Biographical and Historical Sketch. By Naoroji M. Dumasia. Bombay, The Times of India Press. pp. 338, with appendices pp. 341–370.

Manuel de Géographie–Syrie, Liban et Proche Orient. Première partie : La peninsule arabique. Par L. Dubertret et J. Weulersse. Beyrouth, Imprimerie Catholique, 1940. 8vo. pp. vi, 193. Price, 5s.

Nushu' al-Lughati al-arabiyeh wa Numuuouha wa Iktihäluhǎ (De la Formation de la langue arabe, de son dévloppement et de sa fixation). Par le Père Anastase-Marie de St Elie. Cairo, Elias Modem Press, 1938. 8vo. pp. xiv, 241. Price, 6s.

Islam in English Literature. By Byron Porter Smith, M.A., Ph.D. Distributed by the College Book Cooperative, American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1939. pp. 258 plus xii. $2.75, postpaid.

Studies in the Relationship between Islam and Christianity, Psycho-logical and Historical. By Lootfy Levonian, M.R.A.S., Dean of the Near East School of Theology, Beirut. London: Allen and Unwin, 1940. pp. 138.

A Doctor's Holiday In Iran. By Rosalie Slaughter Morton, M.D. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. pp. 335. $3.50.

It Happened in Syria. By Alfreda Post Carhart. New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, 1940. pp. 128. $1.25.

From Egypt to the Golden Horn. By George Sergeant. New York, Fleming H. Revell Company. pp. 254. 8vo., illustrated. $3.

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