Note 186
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

The present state of the family of Mahomet and Ali is most accurately described by Demetrius Cantemir (Hist. of the Othmae Empire, p. 94) and Niebuhr (Description de l'Arabie, p. 9 - 16, 317 etc.). It is much to be lamented, that the Danish traveller was unable to purchase the chronicles of Arabia.

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