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Record 14160

Reading Experience:

'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East - [including] .. Sale's "Preliminary Discourse to the Koran" ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1800 and 31 Oct 1801
Country: India
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Mountstuart Elphinstone
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Oct 1779
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: East India Company administrator
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Sale
Title: Preliminary discourse to the Koran
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14160  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Sutherland Cotton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Mountstuart Elphinstone
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1892
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Sutherland Cotton, Mountstuart Elphinstone (Oxford, 1892), p. 27,, accessed: 04 October 2023

Additional comments:

One of a group of some 70 works read mainly while journeying, with Edward Strachey, between a post in Benares and his next posting in Poona. Title possibly "The Koran commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, translated from the original Arabic; with explanatory notes taken from the most approved commentators. To which is prefixed a preliminary discourse ? By George Sale"



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