United Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary; A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

United Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary; A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...but it produces excellent crops of tobacco, millet, mandioc, sugar, and coffee. Swine are reared for the market of Rio de Janeiro. Pop. (including dist.) about 12,000. AKABAH, GULF or: see Rnn SEA. AKBAR, dk'be'r(i.e., 'Very Great'), pro rly Jm..u, -1:: n-nr1wMOHAMMED, Emperor of Hindustan: 15 1605: the greatest Asiatic monarch of modern times. His father, Humayun, was deprived of the throne by usurpers, and took refuge in Persia; and on the way thither, in the town of Amerkote, A. was born. Humayun recovered the throne of Delhi after an exile of 12 years; but died within a year. The young prince at first committed the administration to a' regentminister; but finding his authority degeneratin into tyranny, he, by a bold stroke, shook it off, and too the power into his own hands, 1558. At this time, only a few of the many provinces once subdued by the Mongol invaders were actually subject to the throne of Delhi; in ten or twelve ears, A.'s em ire embraced the whole of Hindustan s. of the eccan; but ailthough great in subduing, A. was yet greater AKBARPUR--AKENSIDE. In ruling. The wisdom, vigor, and humanity with which he organized and administered his vast dominions, are unexamplcd in the east. He promoted commerce by constructing roads, establishing a uniform s stem of weights and measures, and a vigorous police. e exercised the utmost vigilance over his viceroys of provinces and other oflicers, to see that no extortion was practiced, and that justice was impartially administered to all classes of his subjects. For the adjustment of taxation, the lands were accurately measured. and the statistics taken, not only of the population, but of the resources of each province. For a Mohammedan, the tolerance with which...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788184
  • 9781236788184