The Cosmopolitan Volume 34

The Cosmopolitan Volume 34

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...v. 18), and which, it is said, afterward became the seat of the worship of Jupiter. Julian could well call the city "the great and sacred Damascus," and say that it surpassed every other city, both in beauty of its temples and the magnificence of its shrines, for it contains many large and beautiful mosques. The Tekiyeh, on the bank of the Barada, the Abana of the bible, was founded by Selim, in 1516, for destitute pilgrims. The Senaniyeh, in the cen ter of the city, was founded by Senan Pasha in 1581, and it is one of the richly decorated chapels of this mosque that contains the tomb of Saladin. The sanctuary of Abraham is three miles north of the city at Burzeh, and some of the other historic and sacred spots are the house of Naaman, now a leper hospital, the scene of St. Paul's conversion, the house of Ananias' and the spot where the apostle was let down from the wall. During her subjection to Rome, there appeared before her gates one day, a little later. a poor deformed traveler with a strange light in his eyes. and a voice that was to roll in thunder. It was the Apostle Paul, whose conversion to the new faith of the Christians had just been miraculously efiected. and who now passed through the gateway, still left for our beholding, to preach those sermons that have brought such terror and consolation to the generations. Six hundred years afterward, another religion was proclaimed at Damascus, but under widely different circumstances; for amidst the clash of arms, shouts of Victory, and the fearful blaze of a rich city being consumed THE TEKIYEH DERVISH MOSQUE. AN INTERIOR. own image, and very charming. So, fresh and lovely after forty centuries of existence. she still sings a siren song to lure the peoples of...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738861
  • 9781236738868