Moréri, Louis

The great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary

The great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary being a curious miscellany of sacred and prophane history, containing in short, the lives and most remarkable actions of the patriarchs, judges, and kings of the jews; of the apostles, fathers, and doctors of the church ; of popes, cardinals, bishops, &c. Of heresiarchs and schismaticks, with an account of their principal doctrines; of emperors, kings, illustrious princes, and great generals; of ancient and modern authors; of philosophers, inventors of arts, and all those who recommended themselves to the world, by their valour, virtue, learning, or some notables circumstances of their lives. Together with the establishment and progress both of religious and military orders, and the lives of their founders. As also, the fabulous history of the heathen gods and heroes. The description of empires, kingdoms, common-wealths, provinces, cities, towns, islands, mountains, rivers, and other considerable places, both of ancient and modern geography; wherein is observed the situation, extent and quality of the country; the religion, government, morals and customs of the inhabitants; the sects of christians, jews, heathens and mohametans, the principal terms of arts and sciences; the publick and solemn actions, as festivals, plays, &c.; the statutes and lawy; and withal, the history of general and particular councils, under the names of the places where they have been celebrated. The whole being full of remarks and curious enquiries, for the illustration of several difficulties in theology, history, chronology and geography. From the best historians, chronololegers, and lexicographers, as Calvisius, Helvicus, Issacson, Marsham, Baudrand, Hoffman, Lloyd, Chevread, and others: but more especially out of Lewis Morery, D.D. his eighth edition corrected and enlarged by Monsieur Le Clerc. In two volumes in folio. To which are added, by way of supplement, inter-mix'd throughout the alphabet, the lives, most remarkable actions, and writings of several illustrious families of our english, scotch and irish nobility, and gentry, and most famous men of all professions, arts and sciences: as also, an exact description of these kingdoms; with the most considerable occurrences that have happened to this present time
Hrsg. v. Jeremy Collier
The second edition, revised corrected and enlarged to the year 1688
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Great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary