With the World's People; An Account of the Ethnic Origin, Primitive Estate, Early Migrations, Social Evolution, and Present Conditions and Promise of the Principal Families of Men Together with a Preliminary Inquiry on the Time, Volume 3

With the World's People; An Account of the Ethnic Origin, Primitive Estate, Early Migrations, Social Evolution, and Present Conditions and Promise of the Principal Families of Men Together with a Preliminary Inquiry on the Time, Volume 3

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... and Yezd, and the smoking summits seen here and there in Bombay, are at once the remnants and illustrations of the striking but idolatrous ceremonial which was already established when the MedoPersian race was dominant throughout Western Asia. It is the purpose of the present book, devoted to the subject of ethnic charac ter, to note not only the peculiarities and race distinctions of the ancient peoples, but also to delineate the Ancient Iranian character and peculiarities T of their descendants. The scendent races. Old Iranians have their representatives in the races distributed between the Caspian and the Indus. If we glance over the whole field we shall find that the Western peoples of this group have best preserved the lineaments of the ancient stock, while those of the East, next to India, are graded off into the Oriental type. This is true not only of physical, but also of mental and moral characteristics. The Iranian peoples next to Hindustan pass almost imperceptibly into the character of the Indian races. The religious propagandism of Islam has carried the faith of the Prophet and the institutions of his followers into these regions as well as into India, and the result is manifest in the establishment of common customs and in a modification of the old national character. F we enter the west of what was ancient Iran and begin an examination of the present representatives of the primitive stock, we shall find first of all the Armenians. The central locus of this race is now found in Astrakhan, that The language portion of European Russia next the Caspian. Even in this region the ancient Iranian blood has been considerably deteriorated with Semitic and Turani and literature known as Hai kanio. an admixture. The language, called the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531450
  • 9781236531452