Universal History, Ancient And Modern; From The Earliest Records Of Time, To The General Peace Of 1801 Volume 11 by William Fordyce Mavor

Universal History, Ancient And Modern; From The Earliest Records Of Time, To The General Peace Of…

byWilliam Fordyce Mavor

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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... MODERN HISTORY. CHAP. I. A Description of Hindostan, or the Empire of the Great Mogul. INDIA takes its name, according to some authors, from the river Indus; according to 'others it is derived from that of the inhabitants, who call themselves Indows, or Hindoos. Hence it is named by the Turks and Persians, Hindostan, meaning the country of the Hindoos (the word stan signifying country or region), of which Hindostan, a name familiar among Europeans, is a corruption. A very large portion of Asia is now denominated India, or the Indies; the boundaries of which are Great and Little Thibet, the Indian sea, China, the Chinese sea, Persia, and the Eastern ocean. This ;vast region is subdivided into three parts: the Vestern peninsula within the river Ganges; the eastern beyond the Ganges; and the continent. The latter is subject to one sovereign, and is known in Europe by the distinctive title of Hindostan; of this we mean at present particularly to treat, as introductory to the history of the Moguls. The Mogul's empire is situated between the 84th and 102d degrees of longitude, and between the 21st and 36th degrees of latitude. There is no country on earth more favoured by nature than Hindostan. It comprehends a great variety of climates. Towards the north, it is cold and barren ; in the south, very hot, and fruitful in corn, rice, fruits, and other vegetables. The natural scenes are highly diversified: extensive chains of mountains, immense plains, waving woods, large rivers,- and an infinite number of smaller streams, all enter into the combination of the landscape. The most remarkable mountains are those which serve as a rampart against the neighbouring nations; these are those on the west which separate Hindostan from Persia, a lof

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Title:Universal History, Ancient And Modern; From The Earliest Records Of Time, To The General Peace Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217416306

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