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Ancient Chinese Knowledge of Arabs and Arabian Colonies - E Bretshneider (1.4 mb)

The Ancient Coinage of Southern Arabia G. F. Hill (4.2 MB)

Ancient Egyptian, Assyrian and Persian Costumes - M. G. Houston, F. S. Hornblower (9.2 mb)

Ancient Empires of the East, Sayce (31.5 mb)

Ancient History in Persia, Vaux (11.2 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 1

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 2

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 3a (36.8 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 3b (40.6 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 4 (55.6 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 5 (40 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 6 (14.6 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 7 (43 mb)

Annali Deli Islam - Caetaini - Vol 8 (44.4 mb)

Arab Conquests in Central Asia Vol 2- Gibb (3.9 mb)

Arabia: the cradle of Islam - Zwemer (21.6 mb)

Arabian Medicine - Edward Granville Browne (8.9 mb)

Arabian Poetry for English Readers, Clouston (11.5 mb)

Arabian Wisdom - John Wortabet (9.8 mb)

Archaeology of the Cuneiform Inscriptions - Sayce (10.4 mb)

Babyloniaca - Virolleaud & Sayce - (2.6 mb)

Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates Vol 1 - Anne Blunt (53.3 mb)

Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates Vol 2 - Anne Blunt (15 mb)

BaytShan Earthquake Heiser (.1 mb)

Benefit of Biblical Geography - Stiles - (2.3 mb)

China and the Roman Orient - Hirth - (9 mb)

Chinese and Arabian Literature - E. Wilson (20.3 mb)

Christianity in Saudi Arabia (7.4 mb)

Chronology of Islam Vol 1 Caetani (French)

Chronology of Islam Vol 2 Caetani (French) (20.7 mb)

Chronology of Islam Vol 3 Caetani (French) (21.5 mb)

Chronology of Islam Vol 4 Caetani (French) (2037 mb)

Chronology of Islam Vol 5 Caetani (French) (57.6 mb)

Chronology of Islam Vol 6 Caetani (French)

Chronology of Islam Vol 7 Caetani (French)

Commerce and Nagivation Eruthrean Sea - McCrindle (6.2 mb)

Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament - Schrader Vol 1 - (18.4 mb)

Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament - Schrader Vol 2 - (18.4 mb)

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol 6 - Gibbon (20.7 mb)
 
Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters - Sulivan ( 23.8 mb)
 
Early Christianity in Arabia Thomas Wright (11.4 mb)
 
Eutychius Alexandrini - Altar - 24.9 (mb)

Explorations in Bible lands during the 19th century - H. V. Hilprecht (58.2 mb)

Guide to the Haj, Mahmud & Habib (.5 mb)

Hadha Diwan Mukhtarat Shur'ara al'Arab, by Ibn Al Shajari (9.3 mb)

History of Ibn Miskawayh (Vol 1) - Caetani

History of Ibn Miskawayh (Vol 2) - Caetani

History of Ibn Miskawayh (Vol 3) - Caetani

History of Ibn Miskawayh (Vol 4) - Caetani

History of Ibn Miskawayh (Vol 5) - Caetani (34 mb)

History of Ibn Miskawayh (Vol 6) - Caetani (33.6 mb)

History of the Byzantine and Greek Empires, Vol 1 Finlay (13.3 mb)

History of the Byzantine and Greek Empires, Vol 2 Finlay (20.5 mb)

History of the Conquest of Egypt, N. Africa and SPain, Al Hakam - Torrey (27.6 mb)

History of the Conquest of Spain, Vol 1 - Coppee (14 mb)

History of the Conquest of Spain, Vol 2 - Coppee

History of the Martyrs of Palestine Eusebius (.3 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 1 (Arabic) (21.3 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 2 (Arabic) (21.5 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 3 (Arabic) (20.3 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 4 (Arabic) (17.4 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 5 (Arabic) (17.8 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 6 (Arabic) (16.2 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 7 (Arabic) (20 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 8 (Arabic) (16 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 9 (Arabic) (17.8 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 10 (Arabic) (17.6 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 11 (Arabic)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 12 (Arabic) (16 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 13 (Arabic) (19.4 mb)

Ibn Khaldun Vol 14 (Arabic) (16.3 mb)

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land - J. L. Stephens (18.2 mb)

India as Known to the Ancient World - Banerjee (9.3 mb)

Kitab Almahsin walMasawi (Arabic/German) (27,7 mb)

Kitab Maqtal al-Husayn - Mavani (.3 mb)

Kinship & Marriage in Early Arabia, Robertson Smith (15.3 mb)

Kitab Buldun - Yaqubi - Juynboll (8.3 mb)

Knowledge of the Ancient Chinese and Arabs, Bretschneider (1.4 mb)

Lectures on Poetry, Mackail (29.1 mb)

Livy 1 & 2 - Foster (25.2 mb)

Livy 3 & 4 - Foster (24.5 mb)

Mahommed: "The Great Arabian" - Meredith Townsend (3.1 mb)

Majani al-Adab Vol 1, (Arabic) (17.2 mb)

Majani al-Adab Vol 2, (Arabic) (17 mb)

Majani al-Adab Vol 3, (Arabic) (17 mb)

Majani al-Adab Vol 4, (Arabic) (16 mb)

Majani al-Adab Vol 5, (Arabic) (17.2 mb)

Majani al-Adab Vol 6, (Arabic) (17.9 mb)

Maqtal al Husain - Jibouri (2 mb)

Masters of the Desert, Negev - Moris (30.6 mb)

Mu'jm alBuldan, Yaqut Vol 1 (Arabic) (18 mb)

Mu'jm alBuldan, Yaqut Vol 2 (Arabic) (18.9 mb)

Mu'jm alBuldan, Yaqut Vol 3 (Arabic) (16 mb)

Mu'jm alBuldan, Yaqut Vol 4 (Arabic) (17.2 mb)

Mu'jm alBuldan, Yaqut Vol 5 (Arabic) (15.5 mb)

Moorish Remains in Spain - Albert F. Calvert (55.7 mb)

My Quest of the Arabian Horse, Davenport (16.2 mb)

Notes on the Bedouin and Wahabys - Burckhardt (5.3 mb)

Oriental Geography, Hajukal (11.7 mb)

Periplus of Hannon (4.1 mb)

Periplus_of_the_Erythrean_Sea Vol 1 - Vincent (16 mb)

Periplus_of_the_Erythrean_Sea Vol 2 - Vincent (23.5 mb)

Personal narrative of a year's journey through central and eastern Arabia - W. G. Palgrave (21.3 mb)

Pilgrimage to Hijaz - Begam (9 mb)

Polybius - Hampton Vol 1 (19.9 mb)

Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldun, Macdonald (4.2 mb)

Qiblitain Mosque (2.7 mb)

Sallust - Murphy (33 mb)

Selections from Arabic Geographical Literature, Goeje (7.9 mb)

Sinai, the Hedjaz and Sudan - Hamilton (6.3 mb)

Sino-Iranica - Laufer (18 MB)

Sirat Ibn Hisham - Harun (12.8 mb)

Six Months in the Hejaz - Keane (3.8 mb)

Source-Book of Ancient History - Botsford (25.3 mb)

Strabo Geography Vol 1 (53 mb)

Strabo Geography Vol 2 (37.7 mb)

Studies in Islam Vol 1 (Italian) Caetani (22.8 mb)

Studies in Islam Vol 2 (Italian) Caetani (22.8 mb)

Studies in Islam Vol 3 (Italian) Caetani (23.4 mb)

Studies in a Mosque - Stanley Lane-Poole (15 mb)

Tacitus - Collins (4 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V01 (Persian) (9.6 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V02 (Persian) (11.4 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V03 (Persian) (10.4 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V04 (Persian) (10.2 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V05 (Persian) (11.2 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V06 (Persian) (9.9 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V07 (Persian) (10.8 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V08 (Persian) (8.6 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V09 (Persian) (8.2 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V10 (Persian) (8.6 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V11 (Persian) (9.1 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V12 (Persian) (9.1 mb)

Tarikh_Ibn_Asir_V13 (Persian) (9.3 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 1 (Persian) (4.3 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 2 (Persian) (5.2 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 3 (Persian) (5.1 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 4 (Persian) (5.3 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 5 (Persian) (6.3 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 6 (Persian) (6.4 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 7 (Persian) (8.2 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 8 (Persian) (7.7 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 9 (Persian) (6.7 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 10 (Persian) (9.6 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 11 (Persian) (7.3 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 12 (Persian) (7.2 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 13 (Persian) (6.7 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 14 (Persian) (7.3 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 15 (Persian) (7.2 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 16 (Persian) (2.9 mb)

Tarikh_Tabari_Vol 17 (Persian) (1.9 mb)

Tents and Towers of Arabia - Schaffer (13.3 mb)

The Ancient History of China - Hirth - (16.1 mb)

The Arab Horse, Spencer Borden (6.5 mb)

The Arabia Prophet from Chinese Sources - Isaac Mason (16.6 mb)

The Advice of Imam Wahab ibn Munahih (.7 mb)

The Byzantine Empire, Oman (27.4 mb)

The Chaliphate - Muir (37.5)

The Eastern or Old World Vol 1 - Brownell (62 mb)

The Eastern or Old World Vol 1 - Brownell (62.3 mb)

The Gold-Mines of Midian and the Ruined Midianite Cities, Burton (10.8 mb)

The History of Arabia, Crichton Vol 1 (14.6 mb)

The History of Arabia, Crichton Vol2 (20.3 mb)

The History of Arabic Literature - Huart (28.7 mb)

The Oriental Geography of Ibn Haukal - William Ouseley (31 mb)

The Revolt in Arabia - C. Snouck Hurgronje (5 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 1 (55.5 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 2 (61.3 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 3 (30.8 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 4 (34.6 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 5 (45.7 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 6 (30.9 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 7 (47.9 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 8 (39 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 9 (37 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 10 (31.3 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 11 (55.5 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 12 (30.6 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 13 (26.7 mb)

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East - Horne -Vol 14 (39.6 mb)

The Seven Poems, Suspended in the temple at Mecca, Johnson (14 mb)

The Shu King, (China) - Old - (18.3 mb)

The Singing Caravan, Henry Baerlein (7.7 mb)

The Works of Flavius Josephus (20.6 mb)

Through Turkish Arabia - H. Swainson Cowper - (25.3 mb)

Travels in Arabia - Bayard Taylor (19.7 mb)

Travels in Arabia - Burckhardt Vol 1- (8.1 mb)

Travels in Arabia - Burckhardt Vol 2- (8.1 mb)

Travels in Arabia Deserta - Doughty Vol 2 (81.8 mb)

Ventures Among the Arabs - Archibald Forder (36.8 mb)

Voyage en Arabie - Tamisier Vol 1 (19.3 mb)

Voyage en Arabie - Tamisier Vol 2 (11.1 mb)

Wanderings in Arabia - Vol 1 - Daughty (45.6 mb)

Wanderings in Arabia - Vol 2 - Daughty (45.6 mb)

Xenophon's Works -Ashley, Cooper etc (64.3 mb)

Yaqut, Vol 1, Margoliouth (33.6 mb)

Yaqut, Vol 2, Margoliouth (22.3 mb)

Yaqut, Vol 3, Margoliouth (13 mb)

Yaqut, Vol 4, Margoliouth

Yaqut, Vol 5, Margoliouth (29.2 mb)

Yaqut, Vol 6, Margoliouth (29.2 mb)

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