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The Birth of Indian Civilization: India and Pakistan before 500 B.C.

By: Allchin, Bridget and Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289291

ISBN: 0140209506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. 365 pp. Uniquely isolated by mountains and oceans, the Indian sub-continent exhibits in its archaeology a fascinating variety within an overall unity. This comprehensive survey of the foundations of Indian culture has been written by two authors with first-hand experience of digging in India: in their later chapters they are able to draw new conclusions about ancient Indian patterns of settlement, agriculture and economy, technology, religion, and art, and these are based on the finds of the last century and a half... View more info

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The Crusade of the Children: A Story of the Middle Ages

By: American Sunday-School Union

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199451

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, pages foxed and toned, page 19's corner missing (does not affect text). 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 101 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black leather spine, marbled boards, gilt titles. The Children's Crusade is the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these elements: visions by a French or German boy; an intention to peacefully convert Muslims in the Holy Land to Christianity; bands of children marching to Italy; and children being sold into slavery. A study publishe... View more info

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Looking for Dilmun: A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of a Fifth Great Ancient Civilization, Hitherto Totally Unknown, to Rival the 5,000-Year-Old Glories of Egypt, Babylon, Sumer, and the Indus Valley

By: Bibby, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294343

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Minor scuff on front board. 1969 Hard Cover. ix, [7], 383, [1], vii, [7] pp. 8vo. Dilmun was a land which stretched beyond the confines of Bahrain, as far north as Kuwait, and as far south as Saudi Arabia. The quest for the real Dilmun began when the author revisited Bahrain in order to explore the thousands of undated burial mounds scattered across the country. A seasons digging established the existence of a major civilisation dating from around 2300 BC. First published in 1969 this fascinating book of discovery tells the story of archaeological detective work wi... View more info

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The Crusades: Five Centuries of Holy Wars

By: Billings, Malcolm

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sterling: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286012

ISBN: 080699410X

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1996 Soft Cover. New findings, detailed maps, photographs and gorgeous color art shed new light on five centuries of religious wars. View more info

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Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran

By: Chelkowski, Peter; Dabashi, Hamid

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289209

ISBN: 0814715974

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. 312 pp. The Islamic Revolution in Iran was one of those remarkable historical events when the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state. From the fiery words of Ayatollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Revolution, to revolutionary posters, banners, murals, graffiti, songs, and declamations, to the compelling symbols of its shared sacred history, an avalanche of public sentiments was mobilized by the leading figures of the revolutionary movement. In Staging a Revolu... View more info

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The Call of the Minaret

By: Cragg, Kenneth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: A Galaxy Book/Oxford University Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2291511

ISBN: 0195007093

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased, wrappers and pages faintly toned. 1972 Trade Paperback. xv, 376 pp. 'From dawn to after sunset the clock in the mosque punctuates the life of Islam with the consciousness of God.' First published in 1956, The Call of the Minaret remains one of the most acclaimed works in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new material including an updated bibliography. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significa... View more info

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Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing

By: Darraj, Susan Muaddi

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Praeger: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302516

ISBN: 0275981762

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bottom edge of front jacket panel bumped. Front board slightly bowed, minor highlighting. 2004 Hard Cover. xv, 159 pp. In a time when it seems that the gap of understanding between the West and the Middle East continues to widen, Scheherazade's Legacy builds a bridge between the two cultures. Collected here are the voices of those who define the genre of Arab Anglophone writing?that literature that describes the cultural experiences of those with Arab identities living, and often writing, in the West. Contributions from such writers as Naomi Shihab Nye, Diana Abu-Jaber, Suheir H... View more info

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Remarkable Characters and Places of the Holy Land: Comprising an Account of Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, Apostles, Women, Warriors, Poets, and Kings. With Descriptions of Ancient Cities and Venerated Shrines.

By: Elliott, Charles W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.B. Burr & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2275018

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1867 Hard Cover. xxiii, 640 pp. Gilt title and page ridges. Includes hand-colored map of the Holy Land (page 339) and steel engravings. CONTENTS: The Patriarchal Life, By Theodore D. Woolsey; Abraham the Wanderer, B.C. 1921; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob, Esau, and Joseph; Did the Patriarchs Live to the Age of One Hundred and Eight?; Egypt in Darkness; Moses the Leader--B.C. 1625, Poole: 1491, A.V.; Joshua the Conqueror, B.C. 1451; The Judges of Israel, B.C. 1426-1095; Saul the King, B.C. 1095-1056; Jonathan the Friend; David the Beloved, B.C. 1056-1... View more info

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Islam Observed: Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia

By: Geertz, Clifford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1973

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291540

ISBN: 0226285111

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Ink stamp on title page, minor general wear. 1973 Trade Paperback. viii, 136 pp. In four brief chapters, writes Clifford Geertz in his preface, I have attempted both to lay out a general framework for the comparative analysis of religion and to apply it to a study of the development of a supposedly single creed, Islam, in two quite contrasting civilizations, the Indonesian and the Moroccan. Mr. Geertz begins his argument by outlining the problem conceptually and providing an overview of the two countries. He then traces the evolution of their classical religious styles which, ... View more info

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The Changing Pakistan Society

By: Hafeez, Sabeeha

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Royal Book Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289601

ISBN: 9694071186

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink note on front endpaper, sticker inside front cover, jacket a bit rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. 334 pp. 8vo. The current trends in Pakistani society pose some very serious question to sociologists and thinkers alike. For instance: What concepts are needed for the analysis of changing results of Pakistan's social structure and organizational system? What issues of direction, execution and interpretation of social research needs resolution by the social scientists in Pakistan? What measures can be developed to assess the norms constraining the process of implementation of policies, ... View more info

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The Child's History of the Fall of Jerusalem

By: Hallock, Mrs. M.A.

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1869

Seller ID: 2287490

Condition: Good


Front endpaper and second blank missing, one page repaired at binding. 1869 Small Hard Cover. 192 pp. Green boards with gilt titles on spine and front board. CONTENTS: Jerusalem; Josephus; Felix--Florus; Agrippa--Revolution; Jerusalem Attacked; Vespasian--Titus--The Siege of Jotapata; Vespasian Emperor--War; The Siege of Jerusalem--Hunger; Burning of the Temple--Famine; The Fall of Jerusalem--Death. View more info

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A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

By: Hanioglu, M. Sukru

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2272404

ISBN: 0691134529

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world--and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now gives scholars and general readers a concise history of the late empire between 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked by incredible social change. View more info

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The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah--1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam

By: Harris, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269452

ISBN: 0316323942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, otherwise a fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 470 pp. An account of the 444-day Iran hostage crisis describes how a mob of students, inspired by a then-virtually unknown Khomeini, seized the American embassy in 1979, in a chronicle that documents the year they spent as political prisoners, the contributions of such figures as Jimmy Carter and the Shah, and the doomed Desert One rescue mission. View more info

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The Sacred Mountains

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner: 1864

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266163

Condition: Very Good


Civil War era reprint. Light stain along page-base, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1864 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 175 pp. A study of the sacred mountains of the Bible. CONTENTS: Mount Ararat; Mount Moriah; Mount Hor; Mount Pisgah; Mount Horeb; Mount Carmel; Mount Lebanon; Mount Zion; Mount Tabor; Mount of Olives; Mount Calvary; The Mount of God. View more info

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The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

By: Heidel, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276225

ISBN: 0226323986

Condition: Good


Ink name on half-title page, general wear. 1963 Trade Paperback. ix, 269 pp. Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical r... View more info

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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, with a New Introduction on Blowback in the Post-9/11 World

By: Johnson, Chalmers

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Metropolitan / Owl Book: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268609

ISBN: 0805075593

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine corners very faintly rubbed. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxxiii, 268 pp. The term blowback, invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early suppor... View more info

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The Jewel of Medina: A Novel

By: Jones, Sherry

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Beaufort Books, Inc: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207865

ISBN: 0825305187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. ix, 358 pp. Author's first novel. Born Aisha bint Abi Bakr in seventh century Arabia, she would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. Married at the age of nine, The Jewel of Medina illuminates the difficult path Aisha confronted, from her youthful dreams of becoming a Bedouin warrior, to her life as the beloved wife and confident of the founder of Islam.Extensively researched and elegantly crafted, The Jewel of Medina presents the beauty and harsh realities of life in an age long past, during a ... View more info

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A History of Sanskrit Literature

By: Keith, A. Berriedale

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2200494

Condition: Good


Pages toned, ink stamp to title page. Large sections missing from top and bottom edges of jacket spine, ink notation to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 575 pp. ...this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics and the Puranas. The book is divided into three parts: Part I is general, and covers the Language; Part II, Belles-Lettres and Poetics; and Part III, Scientific Literature. View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2269227

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Small sticker on front endpaper. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281625

Condition: Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Spine and edges toned, front free endpaper removed, binding repaired, faint stain to page base. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces du... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph [Lawrence of Arabia]

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: The Easton Press:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294744

Condition: Fine


Still in original plastic wrap. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Full black leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Title on spine given as Lawrence of Arabia. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Seller ID: 2302213

Condition: Good


1936 printing of original trade edition. Good in fair to good jacket. Fore edge of boards and jacket and rear panel of jacket stained, several jacket chips, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the A... View more info

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Beginning Cairo Arabic

By: Lehn, Walter; Abboud, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Texas: 1965

Seller ID: 2062492

Condition: Very Good


Two small sticker remnants on front cover. 1965 Soft Cover. Resource for learning Cairo Arabic in English. View more info

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Arapska Liga

By: Mangovski, Dr. Petar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Savremena Administracija: 1974

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290483

Condition: Very Good


Croatian text. Appears to be signed by the author though 'Petar' is the listed author's name & the signature says 'Peter'. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Trade Paperback. 211 pp. Appears to be about the Arab League & its history. The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. It was formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945 with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan after 1946), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on May 5, 1945. The Arab League currently has 22 members. The main goal of the league is to draw cl... View more info

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In the Land of Mosques and Minarets

By: Miltoun, Francis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286946

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 442 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Color frontispiece by Blanche McManus. With illustrations from drawings and paintings done by Blanche McManus. A travelogue of Mediterranean Africa. View more info

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Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter

By: Nafisi, Azar

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Random House: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2205106

ISBN: 0812973909

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Small sticker to inner front wrapper. 2010 Trade Paperback. In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country’s political revolution. A girl’s pain over family secrets, a young woman’s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval—these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and “remi... View more info

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The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel: A Pictorial History

By: Naor, Mordecai

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263706

ISBN: 3895085952

Condition: Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. 617 pp. This mighty volume devotes itself in words and pictures to the history of Israel. Events throughout the twentieth century are traced in detail, decade for decade. The Ottoman Empire, the period of the British Mandate in Palestine, the birth of the State of Israel following several decades of conflict between Jews and Palestinians... The book follows Jewish immigration; it documents day-to-day life in peacetime and war--from the War of Independence to the Six Day War and the Gulf War in the early 1990s; it covers the strained effort... View more info

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The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

By: Nasr, Vali

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202282

ISBN: 038553647X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page corners lightly dog-eared. Near Fine. 2013 Hard Cover. 300 pp. Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan and Pakistani affairs. In The Dispensable Nation, he takes us behind the scenes to show how Secretary Clinton and her ally, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, were thwarted in their efforts to guide an ambitious policy in South Asia and the Middle East. Instead, four years of presidential leadership and billions of dollars of U.S. spending failed to advance democracy and development, produ... View more info

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Socio-Economic Political Status and Women & Law in Pakistan

By: Patel, Rashida

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Faiza Publishers: 1991

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289603

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed & signed by author on front endpaper ('To Anne Walker, International Womens' Tribune Center, USA, With regards, Rashida Patel, Toronto 5-9-92'). Front hinge reinforced with tape by previous owner, fore edge lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. 270 pp. 8vo. The first part of the book focuses on the dual picture of women in Pakistan, with the back drop of the law governing their lives, particularly discriminatory and detrimental laws. It is an in-depth study of the social, cultural, religious and political influences on the lived of Pakistani women. It discusses the circumstances and statis... View more info

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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Cathaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, in Ten Volumes

By: Rollin, [Charles]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Wilson, Robertson, and Tennent, for A. Kincaid and J. Bell, J. Dickson, Edinburgh; J. Gilmour and Son, Glasgow; E. Wilson, Dumfries; J. Meuros, Kilmarnock; and A. Angus and Son, Aberdeen: 1770

Seller ID: 2289607

Condition: Good


Half of set lacks spine labels, other labels with some loss, edges rubbed, spine leather dried, bookplate of John Gould on front paste-down endpapers of each volume, with his name in ink on opposite page. 1770 Full-Leather. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. Charles Rollin (30 January 1661 – 14 December 1741) was a French historian and educator. He was born in Paris. He was the son of a cutler, and at the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He h... View more info