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INCREDIBLE, ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION ON THE OCCULT "SECRET SOCIETIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES" BY THOMAS KEIGHTLEY, PUBLISHED IN LONDON: M. A. NATTALI, 1846. This important, and very scarce edition delves deeply into ancient secret societies, exposing them from their very inception, and is a volume devoted to the history of three celebrated societies which flourished during the middle ages, and of which, as far as was known in 1846, no full and satisfactory account had yet to be found in English literature. This was the first book to gather information on these secret orders and is still widely used as a reference book on the subject.
The three secret societies divulged here are: The Assassins, or Ismailites, of the East, whose name had become in all the languages of Europe, synonymous with murderer, who were a secret society and of whom there were such vague and indistinct conceptions until this historical book was written about them; the military order of the Knights Templars, who were most barbarously persecuted under the pretext of their holding a secret doctrine, and against whom the charge had been renewed in the mid 1900's; and lastly, the Secret Tribunals of Westphalia, in Germany, concerning which, all our information before this mid-nineteenth century volume was written, had been derived from the incorrect statements of dramatists.
Among contents addressed for The Assassins includes: State of the World in the Seventh Century, Western Empire, Eastern Empire, Persia, Arabis, Mohammed, The first Khalifs, Extent of the Arabian Empire, Soonees and Sheahs,Sects of the Latter, The Keissanee, The Zeidites, The Ghoollat, The Imamee, The Carmathites, Secret Society at Cairo, Egypt, Doctrines taught in It, Ali of Rei, His son Hassan Sabah, Hassan sent to Study at Nishaboor, Meets there Omar Khiam and Nizam-al-Moolk, etc., etc.
The Templars: The Crusades, Wrong Ideas respecting their Origin, True Causes of Them, Pilgrimage, Pilgrimage of Frotmond, Of the Count of Anjou, Striking Difference between the Christianity of the East and that of the West, Feudalism, First Hospital at Jerusalem, Church of Santa Maria de Latina, Hospital of St. John, The Hospitallers, Origin of the Templars, St. Bernard, The Order approved of and confirmed by the Council of Troyes, Proof of the Esteem in which they were Held, Return of the Templars to the East, Exoneration and Refutation of the Charge of a Connection with the Ismailites, The Crusades, The Knights, etc., etc.
Secret Tribunals Of Westphalia: Conquest of the Saxons by Charlemagne, Dukes of Saxony, State of Germany, Henry the Lion, His Outlawry, Consequences, Origin of German Towns, Origin of the Fehm-gerichte, or Secret Tribunals, The Tribunal Lord, The Count, The Schoppen, The Messengers, The Public Court, The Secret Tribunal, Extent of its Jurisdiction, Accusatorial Process, Persons liable to it, Mode of Citation, Mode of Procedure and Appeal, Rights of the Emperor, Of his Lieutenant, Of the Stuhlherrn, or Tribunal Lords, Tribunal of the Knowing in the Tyrols, The Castle of Baden, African Purrahs, etc., etc.
The author: Thomas Keightley (1789–1872) was a historian, educated at Trinity College, Dublin who wrote The Crusaders, or Scenes, Events, and Characters from the times of the Crusaders. 1834, Secret Societies of the Middle Ages. And in 1837 and, at the request of Dr. Thomas Arnold of Rugby, a series of textbooks on English, Greek, and other histories. His History of Greece was translated into modern Greek.
Condition: Hard cover in the original blind stamped gilt titled boards, ornate design on spine, this very scarce treatise in is good to very good condition, tight and internally fresh with the following. Outer covers are scuffed, soiled, worn and faded, corners bumped and rubbed [please see images], ornately decorated spine is faded and top and bottom of spine are lightly scuffed, however, this volume remains in good to very good condition, is quite rare and is a worthy acquisition indeed. Measures approx. 4 1/2 x 7 inches and has 408 pages.
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