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Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East (14 vols.)

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Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb 1917

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Overview

There is perhaps no better way to discover the values and chief experiences of a culture than to read its scriptures. Covering sacred texts from ancient Jerusalem to Kyoto, this collection brings together the most enduring literature of Western civilization’s direct ancestors and most distant relatives.

Discover the cultural customs and religious ceremonies of the earliest civilizations in Babylonia and Egypt. Examine the Talmud, Midrash, and other texts integral to historic Judaism. Analyze the writings of Buddha, Confucius, and the ancient Japanese dramatists. Charles Horne’s engaging introductions and an assortment of readable translations make this an excellent resource for sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and anyone interested in investigating the roots of human civilization.

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Key Features

  • Collects the sacred texts and literature of the ancient Eastern world
  • Illuminates the values and experiences of ancient cultures
  • Includes helpful introductions to the culture and writings of ancient societies

Product Details

  • Title: Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Volumes: 14
  • Pages: 6,378
  • Resource Type: Ancient Texts
  • Topic: History

Individual Titles

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume I: Babylonia and Assyria

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 516

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Containing some humanity’s oldest and most important writings—including the Code of Hammurabi and the Epic of Gilgamesh, this first volume in Charles F. Horne’s series opens a window into the very earliest written history.

Contents:

  • The Tales of Babylon that Survived Its Fall
  • Earth’s Oldest Language: The Sumerian
  • Texts in the Akkadian
  • The Writings of Hammurabi
  • The Creation Epic
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Other Religious Legends
  • Moral and Philosophical Texts
  • The Tel-el-Amarna Letters
  • Records of the Conquering King
  • Prayers and Magic Incantations
  • Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume II: Egypt

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 504

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Discover the literature of one of the Ancient world’s wealthiest and most enduring societies. The second volume in Charles F. Horne’s series analyzes the famed Book of the Dead and other important writings illuminating the culture that built the pyramids.

Contents:

  • 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

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume III: Ancient Hebrew, the Earliest Remains of the Talmud

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 432

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Dig into ancient Jewish culture with this third volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • 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

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume IV: Medieval Hebrew, The Midrash & the Kabbalah

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 454

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Dig into ancient Jewish culture with this fourth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Midrash
  • The Kabbalah
  • Religious Poetry
  • The Great Hebrew Philosophers
  • The Travels of Benjamin Tudela

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume V: Ancient Arabia, The Hanged Poems & the Koran

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 498

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Explore the Koran and the fascinating poetry of ancient Arabia with this fifth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Poem of Imru-ul-Quales
  • The Poem of Antar
  • The Poem of Zuhair
  • The Koran

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume VI: Medieval Arabic, Moorish and Turkish

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 436

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Explore Arabic literature’s descendants in medieval Turkey, Spain, and beyond with this sixth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Sunan
  • Early Arabic History and Science
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Romance
  • The Poets of Arabia
  • Moorish Science and History
  • Love Poetry of the Spanish Moors
  • Turkish Legends and Poetry
  • The Travels of Sidi Ali Reis

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume VII: Ancient Persia

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 442

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Investigate the sacred texts of Zoroastrianism and other ancient literature of ancient Persia with this seventh volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Gathas
  • The Vendidad
  • The Rock-Inscriptions of the Persian Conquerors
  • The Bundahish
  • The Book of Arda Viraf
  • The Memoirs of Zarir
  • The Records of Artakshir
  • The Shah-Nameh

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume VIII: Medieval Persia

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 432

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Read the sacred texts of Sufism and the poetry of medieval Persia in this eighth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • Omar Khayyam
  • 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

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume IX: India and Brahmanism

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 456

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Examine the rich literature of ancient India, Hinduism, and Brahmanism in this ninth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Rig-Veda, the Oldest Aryan Book
  • The Atharva-Veda and the Brahmanas
  • The Upanishads, or Hidden Wisdom
  • The Mahabharata, the Great Hindu Epic
  • The Hitopadesa, the Original Beat-Fables of the World
  • Kalidasa, the Chief Hindu Poet

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume X: India and Buddhism

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 432

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Examine the early literature of Buddhism in Indian with this tenth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • 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 Tales, the Famous Beast-Fables of the Life of Buddha
  • The Dhammapada, or Path of the Law
  • Later Teachings

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume XI: Ancient China

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 444

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Explore the writings of Confucius and other ancient Chinese literature in this eleventh volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Shu King, China’s Oldest History
  • The Shih King, or Ancient Poetry
  • The Yi King, the Oldest Work of Magic
  • The Analects of Confucius
  • The Great Learning
  • The Doctrine of the Equilibrium
  • The Hsiao King, or Classic Filial Piety

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume XII: Medieval China

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 448

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Examine the sacred texts of Taoism and other medieval Chinese literature in this twelfth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • Tao-Teh King, or Books of the Virtues of the Tao
  • The “Divine Classic” of Chuang-Tze
  • Yin Pu King
  • The Imperial Mandate Raising Lao-Tze to Godhood
  • Thai-Shang
  • The Works of Mencius
  • The Nestorian Tablet
  • Sze-Ma Chien, the First Historian
  • Autumn of the Palace of Han, a Historical Drama

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume XIII: Japan

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 452

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Japan was home to perhaps the earliest historians. Explore the ancient records and other literature with the thirteenth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • The Jokiki, or Records of Ancient Matters
  • The Nihongi, or Chronicles of Japan
  • The Yengishiki, or Shinto Rituals
  • The Man-Yoshu, or “Myriad Leaves,” Japan’s Oldest Poetry
  • The Kokinshu, or Collection of Odes
  • Genji Monogatari, the Foremost Japanese Novel
  • The Medieval Drama of Japan
  • Basho, the Chief Japanese Poet
  • Modern Buddhism in Japan

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume XIV: The Great Rejected Books of the Biblical Apocrypha

  • Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • Series: The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East
  • Publisher: Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 432

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Investigate the apocryphal works of Enoch, Baruch, Thomas, and more with this fourteenth volume in Charles F. Horne’s series on ancient Eastern literature.

Contents:

  • 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

About the Editor

Charles Francis Horne (1870–1942) was an American historian, prolific author, and professor of English at City College of New York. Among his numerous works are national histories of Spain and Russia, an anthology of Jules Verne, and several volumes studying World War I.