The History of the Revolution of Persia Volume 1

The History of the Revolution of Persia Volume 1

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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. 1728 edition. Excerpt: ...they still preserve, even in the Midst of Mahometism, in which they are train'd up from their Infancy, a very strong Inclination for the Religion of their Ancestors and their Country: They have also for the most Part retain'd the Custom of taking their Christian. Names. The Grandmother of the dethron'd King was called Mary-Begum, i. e. Princess Mary, for in Persia, as well as in the Indies, at the Mogul's Court, the Title of Begum is the peculiar Distinction of the Princesses. This Custom of ta-king the Name of Mary has passed from the Haram to the other Ladies of Persia, especially at Ispahan, where 'tis a very common Name. The Women being accustomed to the Name, they have a Sort of Veneration fox she Holy Virgin from whom it comes j they honour her Images, receive and preserve them with Respect, and Schah-Hujsein himself voluntarily admitted them, notwithstanding the Law of Mahomet, which positively forbids it. As in Tersia the King's Children are brought up under the Eyes of their Mother till seven Years of Age, and arc permitted to fee them now and then afterwards, no Wonder that they inspire them with Sentiments for a Religion which indeed they scarce know any Thing of, but for which they always retain a Sort of Affection, as for the Religion of their Country. Schah-Abas II. Grandfather of the dethroned King, was so prepossessed in Favour of Christianity, that it was disagreeable to him to speak ill of it; several incurr'd his Displeasure for so doing, and the Disgrace of Athemat-cDouletJ who had govern'd during his Minority, was attributed in great Part to the invincible Aversion which that Prime Minister discover'd upon every Occasion to our Religion. And the Armenians of his Time used to tell one another, as Sir John Ghardin reports more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500970
  • 9781236500977