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The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in 28 Dec 1918. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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This printed report consists primarily of a Note by Dr Thomas Walker Arnold concerning the spiritual authority of the Caliph ( khalīfah ) in relation to contemporary events. It is prefaced by extracts from a correspondence between the Foreign Office and Sir Reginald Wingate, dated 3 and 17 December 1918. There is a concluding remark on Arnold's note by Sir Frederic Arthur Hirtzel of the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , dated 28 August 1918. There is an appendix entitled 'Pièces Justificatives' which appears to give extracts from sources consulted by Arnold. They include Christaan Snouck Hurgonje's Mohammedanism (New York and London, 1916), Nederland en de Islam (Leiden, 1915) and The Holy War "Made in Germany". With a Word of Introduction by R. J. H. Gottheil (New York, 1915); Martin Hartmann in Die Welt des Islams , I (Berlin, 1913); Carl Heinrich Becker's 'Islampolitik' in Die Welt des Islams , III (Berlin, 1915); Abel Pavet de Courteille and Abdolonyme Ubicini, État présent de l'Empire Ottoman (Paris, 1875); and Carlo Alfonso Nallino, Appunti sulla natura del "califfato" in genere e sul presunto "califfato ottomano" (Rome, 1917).

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1 file (4 folios)
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Foliation: The foliation for this sequence commences at folio 7, and terminates at folio 10, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between folios 7-153; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/L/PS/18/B307
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B307

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28 Dec 1918 (CE, Gregorian)

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(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924)

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