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Encyclopaedia of Religious Rites and Ceremonies of All Nations: Numerous Engravings on Steel and Wood; 3 Volumes / Picart, Bernard
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Encyclopaedia of Religious Rites and Ceremonies of All Nations: Numerous Engravings on Steel and Wood; 3 Volumes
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  Book ID : 7581
  ISBN-10 : 81-85066-55-8 / 8185066558
 
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 1992
  Edition : (Reprint)
  Language : English
  Modernised by Colin Mackenzie; 980p., Index, 29 cm. (First pub. in 1826)
   
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CONTENTS:- Vol.1: 1. Fundamental doctrines of the jews. 2. Customs and laws of the ancient jews. 3. Customs of the modern jews. 4. Religious rites of the jews. 5. Ecclesiastical discipline and traditions among the jews. 6. Mode of reckoning time of the jews. 7. Remarkable fasts and festivals of the jews. 8. Heretical or dissenting jews. 9. Early history of the jews, until their conquest by pompey. 10. From the Roman conquest to the destruction of Jerusalem. 11. From their dispersion to the ninth century. 12. The jews in Arabia, Persia, Turkey and Africa. 13. The jews in China and Hindostan. 14. The jews in Germany and the north of Europe. 15. The jews in Spain and Portugal. 16. The jews in England. 17. The jews in France. 18. The jews in Holland. 19. The jews in Italy. 20. The jews in the West Indies and America. 21. Summary statement of the character and present condition of the jews. 22. The religious ceremonies and tenets of the Greek Church. 23. A general idea of the state of the Greek Church. 24. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Greek Patriarch. 25. The melchites. 26. Religious principles and customs of the Nestorians. 27. The religious ceremonies of the Indians, or Christians of St. Thomas. 28. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Jacobites. 29. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Cophti. 30. Doctrines and customs of the Abyssinians or Ethiopians. 31. The religious tenets and customs of the Armenians. 32. Tanets and customs of the Maronites. 33. Nasseries, Kelbites, and Christians of St. John. Vol.2: 34. The religious principles and customs of the Russians. 35. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Roman Catholics. 36. The supremacy of the Pope. 37. Festivals and sacraments of the Catholic Church. 38. Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. 39. Holy orders of the Roman Catholic Church. 40. The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. 41. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Mahometans. 42. Life of Mahomet. 43. The causes of the rise and progress of Mahometanism. 44. The temple of Mecca. 45. The Koran, or Al-Koran. 46. The Mahometan profession of faith. 47. The Mahometan liturgy. 48. Precepts, duties, and several customs, directly or indirectly authorised by the Koran. 49. Feasts and other religious ceremonies of the Mahometans. 50. The various sects of Mahometanism. 51. The religion of the Sabeans. 52. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Chinese and Japanese. 53. Idolatrous customs of the Chinese. 54. The nuptial ceremonies; the education of the children; and the funeral solemnities of the Chinese. 55. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Japanese. Vol.3: 56. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Coreans. 57. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Tartars. 58. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Persians. 59. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Bramins. 60. The religious ceremonies and customs of the East Indians in general. 61. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Mexicans. 62. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Peruvians. 63. The religious ceremonies and customs of the natives of Hudson's Bay. 64. The religious ceremonies and customs of the nations that inhabit the coasts of Missisippi; of the Canadians; of the natives of Newfoundland; of the Iroquois. 65. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Virginians. 66. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Floridans. 67. The religious ceremonies and customs of the inhabitants of the Caribee Islands. 68. The religious ceremonies and customs of the inhabitants of the Coast of Guinea. 69. The religious ceremonies and customs of the natives of Benin and Adra. 70. The religious ceremonies and customs of the natives of Congo, Angola and of the Jages, or Gauls. 71. The religious ceremonies and customs of the natives of South Caffraria. 72. The religious ceremonies and customs of Aracan. 73. The religious ceremonies and customs of Pegu. 74. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Siamese. 75. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Phillippine Islands. 76. The religious ceremonies and customs of Iceland and several other Northern Countries. 77. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Laplanders. 78. The religious ceremonies and customs of the church of England. 79. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Anabaptists. 80. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Mennonites. 81. The religious ceremonies and customs of those who are called in Holland, collegianten and rhynsburghers. 82. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Quakers. 83. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Presbyterians. 84. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Lutherians. 85. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Calvinists. 86. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Adamites. 87. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Bohemians. 88. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Vaudois. 89. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Socinians, &c. 90. The religious ceremonies and customs of the Fanatics in general. 91. The religious ceremonies and customs of the several modern mystical sects. 92. The religious ceremonies and customs of the inhabitants Campeche, Jucatan, Tobasco, Cozumel &c.
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This encyclopaedia in 3 volumes is an invaluable compilation of religious rites and ceremonies of all nations from different reliable sources, is of rare value. It describes in detail the old and ancient customs, usages and religious practices of the various people of the globe, such as the Jews, the Greeks, the Cophtics, the Abyssinians, the Armenians, the Manorites (who are supposed to have migrated from Antioch to Rome with a legate of Pope Honorius), the Nasseries (who constitute a Mahometan sect), the Russians (the conversions of the Russians to Christian faith), the Roman Catholics (who exercised great influence over different parts of the world and who are said to hold the fundamental tenets of Christian religion), the Mahometans widely known as Mohammedans (who are the followers of Prophet Mohammad), the Chinese, the Japanese, the Coreans, the Tartars (who are scattered all over the northern and eastern parts of Asia), the Persians, the Indians (who are divided into four castes i.e. Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishayas and Sudras), the Mexicans, the Peruvians, the Missisippians, the Africans, the Siamese (now known as Thailanders), the Phillippineans, the Laplanders, etc. The volume also contains discussion on the church of England, on the Anabaptists, the Presbyterians, the Lutherians, the Bohemians, and some modern mystical sects. Picart who has gathered such invaluable informations with his wide or encyclopaedic learnings has given in one single volume a thorough survey of the religious practice, peculiar to the religious sects all over the world. The author has broadly described the origin and the developments of the world's religion in their various manifestations.
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