The Fortunate Isles Volume 2; Or, The Archipelago Of The Canaries by Eugène Pégot-ogier

The Fortunate Isles Volume 2; Or, The Archipelago Of The Canaries

byEugène Pégot-ogier

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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. 1871 Excerpt: ... THE GUANCHE RACE. 177 Chapter X. THE GUANCHES-THEIR GOVERNMENT AND ORIGIN. ATLANTIS. We have already described the Guanche customs, and we hope our readers have been able to form some approximate idea of the race. On the one hand, strong, agile, tall, handsome, courageous, and loyal; on the other, childish, credulous, easily deceived, leading on the whole a happy life in a favoured country; such were the Guanches. We have now to describe their government, to speak of their poetry, history, war, art, manufactures, agriculture, their civil, judicial, and military administration; to study their funeral ceremonies, morality, customs, cave life, kings, castes, pastoral life, and public ceremonies. We shall see the workings of this primitive world in Teneriffe and Gran Canaria, the most densely populated of the Islands. We shall then endeavour to find out the probable origin of the Guanches, and to give an opinion on the subject of Atlantis. Teneriffe, the ancient Tchinerfe, possessed, as did also Gran Canaria, a real political administration. Gomera and Palma were governed, according to all accounts, in the same manner, with a few unimportant exceptions, which we shall mention at the proper time. Vol. 11. N Power was in the hands of one man only; tradition is clear on that point. At some period impossible to define, the one sovereign of Teneriffe, named Tinerfe, having nine sons, these sons shared the island at his death, yielding by common consent to the chief or mencey of Taoro supremacy over the other eight; besides the title of mencey he also bore that of quehebi, which meant majesty, or very great. He exercised an undisputed supremacy over the others; his domains were more extensive, and his vassals more numerous. The Tahoro was the open temple, the place ...

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Title:The Fortunate Isles Volume 2; Or, The Archipelago Of The CanariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217951805

ISBN - 13:9780217951807

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