The Present State of the Empire of Morocco; Its Animals, Products, the History of the Dynasties Since Edris

The Present State of the Empire of Morocco; Its Animals, Products, the History of the Dynasties Since Edris

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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. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ... and oppression, have insensibly extended their privileges. The Despots of Morocco, ceding to their passions and arbitary power, have occasionally violated them; but, interested as they are to maintain the prejudices of their people, they have almost always held them in respect. These The following extract of a narrative, written by some French Missionaries, who, in the year J 723, were sent to Morocco for the redemption of captives, affords a lively picture of the power, as well as avidity of these Saints: --" A cri"minal took refuge in the house of one of their Saints; the Emperor commanded he should be brought to justice, and "punished for his crime: but no one durst enter and seize "him, because of the respect they had for the house of the "Saint to which he had fled: the Emperor was so angry that he went himself, apparently with an intent to inflict "punishment with his own hands. The guardians of the "house of the Saint remonstrated that the Imperial dignity 4 was not superior to their law, which forbade the taking 4 of any criminal out of the house of a reputed Saint; but, they farther represented, there was one means of making him quit this house, which was to write a respectful "letter to the Saint, and with it send him a present, praying that it might please him to expel the fugitive, and the 4 guardians would then drive him forth, so that he might be "seized. The Emperor thought proper to comply; the N 3 letter These Saints, whose sanctuaries are in finitely numerous, do not all enjoy the same species of holy. virtue; the Moors invoke some of them for the cure of their diseases, others to obtain fertility for their lands, or success in their undertakings. Women subject themselves to a...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637666
  • 9781236637666