JAKOB SPRENGER (ft.
Sprenger in his Postand Reiserouten des Orients (Leipzig, 1864) and further in his' Alte Geographie Arabiens (Bern, 1875), it was edited by D.
See C. Langlotz, Geschichte der Stadt Hameln(Hameln, 1888 fol.); Sprenger, Geschichte der Stadt Hameln (1861); O.
Sprenger, Alte Geographie Arabiens (Berne, 18 75); E.
The historical and geographical researches of Kremer and Sprenger gave a fresh impulse to inquiry.
(3 parts, Halle, 1872-1874); Kremer, Sadarabische Sage (1866); Sprenger, Alte Geogr.
At the same time we must beware of carrying this sifting operation too far, - as NOldeke now believes himself to have done in his earlier works, and as Sprenger also sometimes seems to do.
Sprenger has rightly observed that Mahomet makes a certain parade of these foreign terms, as of other peculiarly constructed expressions; in this he followed a favourite practice of contemporary poets.
It is no doubt conceivable - as Sprenger supposes - that Mahomet might have returned at intervals to his earlier mariner; but since this group possesses a remarkable similarity of style, and since the gradual formation of a different style is on the whole an unmistakable fact, the assumption has little probability; and we shall therefore abide by the opinion that these form a distinct group.
This remark applies even to the ingenious conjecture of Sprenger, that the letters vax.;.
Sprenger arrives at this explanation by a very artificial method; and besides, Mahomet was not so simple as the Moslem traditionalists, who imagined that the Abyssinians could read a piece of the Arabic Koran.
It was inevitable, however, that discrepancies should emerge between the texts of professed scholars, and as these men in their several localities were authorities on the reading of the Koran, quarrels began to break out between the levies from different districts about the true form that these initials did not belong to Mahomet's text, but might be the monograms of possessors of codices, which, through negligence on the part of the editors, were incorporated in the final form of the Koran; he now deems it more probable that they are to be traced to the Prophet himself, as Sprenger, Loth and others suppose.
By Friedrich Schwally, 1908); the Lives of Mahomet by William Muir and Aloys Sprenger (vols.
Wilberforce Clarke, London, 1881; compare also Erdmann, De expeditions Russorum Berdaam versus, Kasan, 1826, and Charmoy, Expedition d'Alexandre contre les Russes, St Petersburg, 1829); Iskandarnama-i-Bahri, second part, edited by Dr Sprenger (Calcutta, 1852 and 1869).
The practice of meditating on the mysteries doubtless began with a Dominican, Alanus de Rupe (born 1428), and another Dominican, Jacob Sprenger (d.
Sprenger (Calcutta, 1854); W.