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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades

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BLOSS C.A.
Heroines of the Crusades
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NOTE EEEE.—PAGE 323. " Wainscoted with gold."—This description of the Sul-tan's palace is taken from William of Tyre's glowing ac-count of the " House of Wisdom," found in a note of Michc-let's France, vol. 1, p. 206. NOTE FFFF.—PAGE 327. " Moslem Rosary."—A rosary of ninety-nine beads, called Tusbah, or implement of praise. In dropping the beads through the ringers, they repeat the attributes of God,. as, O Creator, O merciful, &c, &c. This act of devotion is called Taleel. The name Allah is always joined to the epithet, as " Ya Allah Kalick, Ya Allah Kerreem," found in note to the Bahar Danush. NOTE GGGG.—PAGE 328. " Congregation repeated ' Praise be to God? "—See Grif-fith's description of Mahomedan funeral. NOTE HHHIL—PAGE 330. Kibla, or Cabbala, signifies oral tradition. The term is used by the Jews and Mahomedans to denote the traditions of their ancestors, or, most commonly, their mystical phi-losophy.—Encyclopedia. NOTE IUI.—PAGE 333. "Tones of the Arabic."—Frederic II., the grandson, of Barbarossa, was successively the pupil, the enemy, and the victim of the church. At the age of twenty one years, in obedience to his guardian, Innocent III., he assumed the cross ; the same promise was repeated at his royal and im-perial coronations, and his marriage with the heiress of Je-rusalem forever bound him to defend the kingdom of his son Conrad. For suspending his vow, Frederic was excom-municated by Gregory IX. ; for presuming the next year, to accomplish his vow, he was again excommunicated by the same pope. KOTES.


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