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Encyclopaedia of Religiuos Rites and Ceremonies of all Nations (In 3 Volumes)

Bernard Picart (Author) Colin Mackenizie Esq (Author)
Synopsis This encyclopaedia in 3 Volumes is an invaluable compilation of religious rites and ceremonies of all nations from different reliable sources, is of rare value. It describes in detail the old and ancient customs, usages and religious practices of the various people of the globe, such as the Jews, the Greeks, the Cophtics, the Abys-sinians, the Armenians, the Manorites (who are supposed to have migrated from Antioch to Rome with a legate of Pope Honorius), the Nasseries (who constitute a Mahometan sect), the Russians (the conversions of the Russians to Christian faith), the Roman Catholics (who exercised great influence over different parts of the world and who are said to hold the fundamental tenets of Christian religion), the Mahometans widely known as Mohammedans (who are the followers of Prophet Mohammad), the Chinese, the Japanese, the Coreans, the Tartars (who are scattered all over the northern and eastern parts of Asia), the Persians, the Indians (who are divided into four castes i.e. Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishayas and Sudras), the Mexicans, the Peruvians, the Missisippians, the Africans, the Siamese (now known as Thailanders), the Phillippineans, the Laplanders, etc. The volume also contains discussion on the Church of England, on the Anabaptists, the Presbyterians, the autherians, the Bohemians, and some modern mystical sects. Picart who has gathered such invaluable informations with his wide or encyclopaedic learning* has given in one single volume a thorough survey of the religious practice, peculiar to the religious sects all over the world. The author has broadly described the origin and the developments of the world's religion in their various manifestations.
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Title Encyclopaedia of Religiuos Rites and Ceremonies of all Nations (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition Reprint
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185066558
length x+332p., x+333-675p., x+676-956p., Figures; 30cm.