The Hekim Bashi; Or the Adventures of Giuseppe Antonelli, a Doctor in the Turkish Service. in 2 Vol Volume 2

The Hekim Bashi; Or the Adventures of Giuseppe Antonelli, a Doctor in the Turkish Service. in 2 Vol Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...raged in the Lebanon in 1841, the Turkish soldiers helped to massacre those of ithe Maronites whom the Druses had spared, and stripped the very women of their clothes, until the Maronites declared, they would sooner be plundered by the-Dr-uses than protected by the Turks. And when that fearfully bloody scene occurred, in 1841, in Deir-el-Kamar, the seraskier said that he knew the Druses intended to attack Deir-el-Kamar fourteen days before the event occurred. (52.) More than that: when, by the urgent representations of European powers, troops were sent to the disturbed districts, whole villages were bl11 16(l under their eyes, and they never stirred a finger: and, worse still, the seraskier actually sent five camel-loads of ammrmition to the head quarters of the Maronite forces, and ample ammunition to the Druses.T At that time the Moslems of Damascus, too, threatened to rise and kill the Christians. The Porte llfld PIG" viously sent a notorious fanatic, Najih. Pasha, to be governor of that city, and he did his best to excite the religious animosities of the Moslems to such an extent TURKISH INTRIGUES. 157 that a massacre was imminent; and then it was that Mr. Wood, the British consul, discovered that the pasha was secretly preparing to quit the city on the eve of a; massacre? Do you want further instances of Turkish collusion? Was not the massacre at Aleppo, in 1850, carried out under the eyes of Zarif Mustafa Pasha, and is he not now amongst the highest dignitaries of the empire? Is it not-recorded, too, that, after inciting the Kurds to murder tens of thousands of the Christian people of Tyari, these Turks ended by robbing the survivors of the remnant of their miserable...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648862
  • 9781236648860