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The First Firangis. Remarkable Stories of Heroe...
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The Indian subcontinent has been a land of immigrants for thousands of years: waves of migration from Persia, Central Asia, Mongolia, the Middle East and Greece have helped create India´s exceptionally diverse cultural mix. In the centuries before the British Raj, when the Mughals were the preeminent power in the subcontinent, a wide array of migrants known as ´firangis´ made India their home. In this book, Jonathan Gil Harris, a 21st-century firangi, tells their stories. These gripping accounts are of healers, soldiers, artists, ascetics, thieves, pirates and courtesans who were not powerful or privileged. Often they were escaping poverty or religious persecution; many were brought here as slaves; others simply followed their spirit of adventure. Some of these migrants were absorbed into the military. Others fell in with religious communities - the Catholics of Rachol, the underground Jews of Goa, the fakirs of Ajmer, the Sufis of Delhi. Healers from Portugal and Italy adapted their medical practice in accordance with local traditions. Gifted artisans from Europe joined Akbar´s and Jahangir´s royal ateliers and helped create enduring works of art. And though almost invisible within the archival record, some migrant women, such as the Armenian Bibi Juliana and the Portuguese Juliana Dias da Costa, found a home in royal Mughal harems. Jonathan Gil Harris uses his own experience of becoming Indian through the process of acclimatizing to the country´s culture, customs, weather, food, clothes and customs to bring the stories of these shadowy figures to vivid life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029047/bk_adbl_029047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Die Medizin des Theophrastus Paracelsus von Hoh...
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Excerpt from Die Medizin des Theophrastus Paracelsus von Hohenheim: Vom Wissenschaftlichen Standpunkte Betrachtet Es giebt dreierlei Ansichten uber Paracelsus. Diejenige von unwissenden Menschen, welche irgendwo gehort oder gelesen haben, dass er ein Charlatan gewesen sei, und sich nun ein bilden, dies zu wissen; dann die Meinung der jenigen, welche von seinen Schriften nicht viel wissen oder verstehen, aber glauben, dass die Errungenschaften der modernen Medizin viel grösser seien, als zu Zeiten des Paracelsus, und ferner diejenigen, welche den Geist seiner Schriften erfasst haben, und wissen, dass seine Heilkunst sich auf einer Höhe befindet, zu der die Wissenschaft unserer Akademien wohl erst in kommenden Jahrhunderten hinaufwachsen wird. Welche von diesen drei Meinungen die richtige ist, darüber möge der verständige Leser sich selbst ein Urteil bilden. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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