Bradshaw's Hand-Book to the Turkish Empire

Bradshaw's Hand-Book to the Turkish Empire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... to have had a temple, or have been dedicated itself to Herakles; for on a slab on the summit there is an inscription to him, very badly preserved, it is true, but still legible in parts. There is not much worthy of especial mention in the town; at least, nothing that the author met with; but no doubt there are many remains of ancient times yet to be discovered. There is a beautifully sculptured column at the gate leading to Adrianople. The ethnological aspect of the place will be most interesting to the traveller. The population is composed of circa ll-15ths Moslems, 3-15ths Christians, and l-15th Jews and Gipsies. Filibe is also the head-quarters of a peculiar sect, the Panlinists, who pretend to profess the faith as taught to their ancestors by St. Paul, who is said to have preached here in the Greek cathedral (well worth a visit), which is now turned into a mosque with a portico and minaret added to it by the Osmanlis. But St. Paul never was here, as far as we are aware. But, be that as it may, the history of the Paulinists, Paulicians, or Paterenes, is so interesting in its connexion with Western European history, that we will give a slight sketch of it here at its head-quarters. An Armenian doctor, of the name of Basil, was burnt by Alexis Commenus for his hereticism; and his followers were banished into Bulgaria, under the name of Bogumilai, whence they propagated their opinions to various parts of the world, especially into France and Spain. Their dogmas found especial favour in Spain under the Kings of Arragon and Castile, and, spreading through the northern provinces, were adopted with surprising rapidity in Southern France, where their professors were known by the name of Albigenses, from the town of Alby on the Tarr, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570952
  • 9781236570956