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Memoirs of the Life of Artemi, of Wagarschapat, Near Mount Ararat, in Armenia (Paperback) Loot Price: R396
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Memoirs of the Life of Artemi, of Wagarschapat, Near Mount Ararat, in Armenia (Paperback): Artemij
Memoirs of the Life of Artemi, of Wagarschapat, Near Mount Ararat, in Armenia (Paperback): Artemij

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Memoirs of the Life of Artemi, of Wagarschapat, Near Mount Ararat, in Armenia (Paperback)

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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. 1822 Excerpt: ...Persians, who resort hither to pay homage to the sacred relics, and thus to obtain a cure for a disease which is met with in Persia alone, and is, as it were, endemial in that climate. This disease consists in an extraordinary inflammation of the face, accompanied by swelling, and large red tumours resembling those of proud flesh. The Persians on this occasion always bring with them offerings of various clean animals, which are slaughtered in the court-yard of the convent, and distributed among the poor. Every one who prays fervently and with faith, whether Christian or Persian, is very speedily delivered from the above-mentioned disease. Such as come to pray over the sacred relics likewise make offerings of money, and the sums thence arising passed unchecked into my hands. I could set down what receipts I pleased, and hence I never gave the bishop the full amount, but made a handsome deduction, which I gave secretly to the poor, and especially to those who came from a small village belonging to the convent to solicit alms of the pilgrims: for my own necessities I provided, but with the utmost moderation, out of the remaining part, or personal income of the bishop. Being, as I have already observed, quite my own master, I once went in company with a trusty person to see the ancient churches and convents, which are very numerous on Mount Arakat. Though now empty and deserted, most of them are still entire, some looking as if recently erected, and very few being in ruins. There is scarcely any thing in this part of the country but bespeaks the savage, predatory, and destructive disposition of the inhabitants. Indeed the tribes roving about here, such as the Lesgians, the Kurds, and others, as well as some of the Persians, who resemble them, have merely the sh...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Artemij
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-12728-5
Barcode: 9781231127285
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-231-12728-7

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