History of the War in Bosnia, During the Years 1737-1738 and 39

History of the War in Bosnia, During the Years 1737-1738 and 39

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...to which they were now reduced, that those who had escaped the sword supplicated with tears, saying: " Oh, if you know or acknowledgethe God of the Ottomans, ---if you love your Mohammed, show us mercy!" The true believers, after perceiving this ' confession of guilt, and it being the peculiar province of the true religion to forgive injuries and show compassion to the, unfortunate, restrained their hands, and permitted them to make the best of their way with impunity. The entire destruction of these enemies was fully in the power of the faithful, and it grieved them not a little afterwards that they did not utterly destroy them. The number of the enemy has been called in question, but according to the account given by the prisoners who were taken, the number that came against Banialuka amounted to eighty thousand. These, with about twenty thousand German peasants, who followed the chances of war, with the view of possessing themselves of plunder taken from the Bosnian peasants, amount in all, according to the computation of the enemy himself, to one hundred thousand. or THE SLAIN. By the help of the Most High God, and according to the rules of religion, the first thing which was attended to after the discomfiture of the enemy, was to look after the martyrs who fell on this occasion, both inside and outside of the fortress, on the ramparts, in the city and suburbs, and elsewhere, besides those who fell in the field of battle, and to bury them in conformity to the rules of the Koran. Before committing them to the dust, the prescribed prayers were repeated over their dead bodies. In the second place, persons were appointed to separate the bodies of the faithful from those of the infidels which were lying on the field of...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814797
  • 9781236814791