An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia

 
9781236201256: An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia

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. 1820 Excerpt: ... such as to excite astonishment, and appear almost incredible; yet they created no other sensation at the time than other common news of the day, deserving but little notice. It is customary in Wallachia for parents to interfere in their married children's family concerns, and to exercise nearly the same authority over them after marriage as before. They are often seen as busy in intriguing to bring on a separation, as they had been active in seeking husbands or wives for them. The absurdities of superstition, which form so great a part of the fundamental principles of the present Greek faith, have gained equal strength in Wallachia and in Moldavia: even the most precise doctrines of the Christian religion are there corrupted by the misconceptions or selfish views of low-bred and ignorant priests, a set of men, indeed, who have here mado themselves a manifest disgrace to the sanctity of the Christian name. A celebrated writer has said that Climate has some influence over men; government a hundred times more, and religion still more.' This observation is particularly applicable to these countries, and its truth illustrate by their present condition. Either of the two last-mentioned causes, separately, would have acted with force upon the morals of their inhabitants. In Voltaire' Philosophical Dictionary, voLiv. p. 199. timately connected as they are, the evils that result are most deplorable. The mode of instructing the Wallachians and Moldavians in the precepts of religion, is not, however, calculated to animate them with excessive zeal and to propagate fanaticism. They are merely taught to plunge headlong into all the ridicules of superstition, the inseparable attendant of ignorance; and it is probably owing to the total absence of fanaticism that the prie...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 56 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 7.2in. x 0.4in.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. 1820 Excerpt: . . . such as to excite astonishment, and appear almost incredible; yet they created no other sensation at the time than other common news of the day, deserving but little notice. It is customary in Wallachia for parents to interfere in their married childrens family concerns, and to exercise nearly the same authority over them after marriage as before. They are often seen as busy in intriguing to bring on a separation, as they had been active in seeking husbands or wives for them. The absurdities of superstition, which form so great a part of the fundamental principles of the present Greek faith, have gained equal strength in Wallachia and in Moldavia: even the most precise doctrines of the Christian religion are there corrupted by the misconceptions or selfish views of low-bred and ignorant priests, a set of men, indeed, who have here mado themselves a manifest disgrace to the sanctity of the Christian name. A celebrated writer has said that Climate has some influence over men; government a hundred times more, and religion still more. This observation is particularly applicable to these countries, and its truth illustrate by their present condition. Either of the two last-mentioned causes, separately, would have acted with force upon the morals of their inhabitants. In Voltaire Philosophical Dictionary, voLiv. p. 199. timately connected as they are, the evils that result are most deplorable. The mode of instructing the Wallachians and Moldavians in the precepts of religion, is not, however, calculated to animate them with excessive zeal and to propagate fanaticism. They are merely taught to plunge headlong into all the ridicules of superstition, the inseparable attendant of ignorance; and it is probably owing to the total absence of fanaticism that the prie. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236201256

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