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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...had been groaning for centuries was suddenly lifted from their shoulders, they did less in the way of vengeance, they committed fewer crimes against their oppressors and their enemies, than perhaps, any other people under the sun would do under the same circumstances. They are sordid, mean, and grasping, the natural result of centuries of oppression and a terrible struggle for existence, with everything against them, but with all their sordid grasping avarice there is one thing they have always held higher than worldly goods. That is their religion, to which they have clung through centuries of oppression and persecution, when the ease and independence of the dominant race and religion awaited them had they but consented to abandon their faith for the God of Islam. They are a quiet, peaceable, hard-working, thrifty people, more adapted to civilisation and to civilised life than perhaps any other of the Slav races. They are a miserable, wretched, downtrodden race, now gagged, bound hand and foot, with nobody to plead their cause, for even the Russians, disappointed in not finding them saints as well as martyrs, have no good word to say for them. The attacks that have been made on them, the slanders, accusations, and lies that have been heaped up against them, are disgraceful, shameful, and unworthy anybody who has the least regard forjustice and fair play.--Daily News, Oct. 30, 1877. " Eastern Question Association, 34, Great George Street, Westmin: Mr. Archibald Forbes, the ablest war correspondent in the through whose eyes all civilised peoples have seen the greatest battles of recent times, has contributed an article upon "Turks, Russians, and Bulgarians," in the Nineteenth Century, which will receive, as it deserves, the careful...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663909X
  • 9781236639097