The Present State of the Ottoman Empire; Containing the Maxims of the Turkish Politie, the Most Material Points of the Mahomet Religion, ... Their Military Discipline ...

The Present State of the Ottoman Empire; Containing the Maxims of the Turkish Politie, the Most Material Points of the Mahomet Religion, ... Their Military Discipline ... : Illustrated with Divers Pieces of Sculpture Representing the

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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. 1670 edition. Excerpt: ...so perhaps because the first words of it are often engraved on the Turkx Cymeters made at Darmscnr, and on their Bucklers and other sorts of Arms: And another Chapter in the Alcborargcalled the Chapter ofBattel (which is always read by the Turk: besore they go to fight) and therein his modest words (isyou adore not what l adore, let your Religion be to you, and mine to me) and other promises of toleration and indulgences' to the Christian Religion, were changed to a harsher notes and his Edicts Edicts were then for bloud and ruine, and enllavement of Christians: When you meet with Infidels, saith he, cut off their heads, kill them, take themsiprifoners, bind them, until either you think fit to give them liberty, or pay their ranfom 5 and Forbear not to perfeeute them, until they have laid down their Arms and submitted. And this is that fort-of toleration the Turkx give to the Christian Religion; they know they cannot force mens Wills, nor captivate their Confciences, as well as their bodiesz but-what means may be used to render them contemptible, to make them poor, their lives uncomfortable, andtheinterest of their Religion weak and defpicable, are practised with divers Arts and T rranny, that their toleration of Christianit is rather to afflict and perliecute it, than any grant of favour or difpen ation. ' _ _The Mrzbometzm Religion tolerates Christian Churches and Houfes of Devotion, in places where they have been anciently founded, but admits not of holy Buildings on new foundationsz they may repair the old Coverings and Roofs, but cannot lay a stone in a new place Confecrated to_Divine Service z nor if F ire, or any accident destroy the Superstructure, may a new strength be added to the foundation, wherewith tounder-prop it for...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236746414
  • 9781236746412