The Pearl Cyclopedia; Or Handy Compendium of Universal Information

The Pearl Cyclopedia; Or Handy Compendium of Universal Information

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...The chief doctrine of the K. is the unity of God, and that Mohammed is His prophet. The K. was written c. 610, and published by 'Abu-Bekir c. 635. There have been various translations of the K., one into Latin (1x43), French (1647), and into English by Sale (1734). There are also translations into other languages. Kosmos. See Cosmos. Koumiss. The term given to a preparation of various animals' milk largely used on the Asiatic steppes. Kremlin. The great citadel of Moscow, built 1300, and encircled with walls 1376. Burnt 1813, rebuilt 1816, partly burned again July 23, 1879. Kriegspiel. The German war game. A military game played with counters to represent opposing forces. Invented by the officers of the Prussian army some few years before the campaign against Austria in 1866. Ku-Klux Klan. A secret society of the Southern States of U.S., which, in 1868, violently opposed the exercise of the negro franchise, and threatened assassination to obnoxious persons unless they retired from the country. The organisation was suppressed, by the Government in 1871. Kulm (Bohemia), Batt. of (Aug. 29 and 30, 1813), between the allies under Barclay de Tolly, and the French led by Vandamme. The latter were completely defeated. Kulturkampf. The term applied to the ecclesiastical contest with the Church of Rome m Germany, arising from an effort of the State to vindicate its right to interfere in the affairs of all religious societies. Began in 1872 with the expulsion of the Jesuits, ana ended with Prince Bismarck's concessions in revisions of the politico-ecclesiastical legislation in 1886 and 1887. Kuneradorf (Prussia), Batt. of (Aug. 1759), between the allied Russian and Austrian forces and the troops under Frederick the Great. The latter were defeated. KuBtrin...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236574567
  • 9781236574565