In response to requests from reviewers and readers this edition has been enriched by the addition of a new part, Part VI, Under the Ottoman Rule, thus bringing the story sketchily to the present time. The new part benefited by criticism from my colleague Professor Lewis V. Thomas and the old by several reviewers, the longest among which was that of Professor Richard N. Frye in Speculum, vol. xxiv (1949), pp. 382-7. Of the many students who offered fresh suggestions and critical remarks, special mention should be made of Richard W. Downar and Howard A. Reed.
Several maps were revised. That on page 5 (the Moslem World) was brought up to date, and the one on page 495 was redrawn and made to change places with the one originally on page 522.
P. K. H.
July, 1950 . . .
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