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The Rambler in Mexico (Paperback) Loot Price: R295
Discovery Miles 2 950
The Rambler in Mexico (Paperback): Charles Joseph Latrobe

The Rambler in Mexico (Paperback)

Charles Joseph Latrobe

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...relate, the hearts of the victims were torn out: --yes --but no officious cicerone leads you to the court of the Dominican convent, and points the broad perforated stone, where the hundreds and thousands of poor benighted, ignorant heathen, expired at the stake amidst smoke and flame. No one reminds you that about the time the idolatrous worship of the Aztecs was extirpated in Mexico; the same Inquisition, then in its first flush of power, burnt eighteen thousand victims at the stake, in the old world; and consigned two hundred and eight thousand to infamy and punishment, scarcely better than death itself. The simple fact is, that at the present day, dark as we consider it, the Roman Catholicism of Europe, is light, when compared to that established in this country, and practised by its inhabitants. A change of names, --a change of form and garb for the idols, --new symbols--altered ceremonials--another race of priests, --so much and no more has been effected for the Indians. The change was easily made. The ancient superstition abounded with fasts, feasts, and penances; so did the new. The whole system of the aboriginal religious hierarchy bears a singular resemblance to that which took its place under the domination of Spain. Even the monk found his vocation excited no surprise; the existence of regular orders of celibates of both sexes, whose lives were devoted to the service of certain amongst their gods, seems indisputable. With the Indians, Teotl, the unknown God, --" He by whom we live," as He was termed, --He whom they never represented in idol form, --is still the supreme Being under the name of Dios. They continue to adore the god Quetzalcoatl--the Feathered Serpent, under the name of San Thomas. It is indifferent to them, whether the evil...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Charles Joseph Latrobe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-30264-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides > General
LSN: 1-150-30264-X
Barcode: 9781150302640

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