The Lebanon (mount Souria) (volume 1-2)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byDavid Urquhart

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... racter and his strict u Mahommedanism," which made him the object of persecution to the rest of the family. It was a strange sight to see Christians and Mussulmans in the same family, as I did afterwards that night--the father spreading his carpet for his naroez, when the son went to vespers. I had, however, once before seen the same thing in the Jura, a district adjoining Georgia; but there the order was reversed, the fathers were Christians and the sons Mussulmans. The motive, no more than here was religious. It was, however, less ignoble. To sever themselves from Russia they renounced her church, just, as I imagine, so many Maronites adopted the impiety which the Druzes call a religion, to sever themselves from the Greek empire, which had betrayed them to the Mussulmans. While waiting for the Emir, I went up to the village of Babdall, and on turning the angle of a house, came upon half a dozen girls and women, flouncing down the rocks, towering with their Tantours, the height of which pronounced them to be of highest caste. The ponderous and clanking ornaments swept the ground; their white veils blowing out like flags, exposed blooming and laughing faces, and heads which were heaped cornucopias of gems and flowers; necks like the idols of Indian temples, yellow with sparkling gold, and robes of a brown-red, spangled all over with stars, and fringed with lace of the same metal. I was riveted to the spot with the sudden apparition; they recalled their truant veils, and after a burst of merriment, they bounded past, not caring altogether to shroud either their charms or their finery, and turning again and again, to enjoy or invite my admiration. What a wonderful custom this appendage, fixed on the head on the wedding day, remaining there till death, in sl...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... racter and his strict u Mahommedanism," which made him the object of persecution to the rest of the family. It was a strange s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956289

ISBN - 13:9780217956284

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