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Antoine Banier; Jean Baptiste Le Mascrier; Bernard Picart
Histoire generale des ceremonies, moeurs et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde: representees en 243 figures dessinees de la main de Bernard Picard avec des explications historiques & curieuses (7 volume set)
Rollin, 1741. 7 volume set. Folio, 40 cm. Bound in modern cloth. All edges red. 208 (of 238) engraved plates. 4 folding plates, 26 double page. Lacking 5 plates in vol. 5, 5 plates in vol. 6, and 4 plates in vol. 7. Lacks 5 Islamic plates. Library perforated stamps on all plate pages, some touching the plates. Histoire generale des ceremonies was an attempt to display the religions of the world in a comparative perspective. Picart and Bernard provided images and analysis of Jews, Catholics, Muslims, the peoples of the Orient and the Americas, Protestants, deists, freemasons, and assorted sects. According to Hunt et al, "'Ceremonies and customs' prepared the ground for religious toleration amid seemingly unending religious conflict, and demonstrated the impact of the global on Western consciousness [.] as it shaped the development of a modern, secular understanding of religion." Jonathan I. Israel calls ''Ceremonies'' "an immense effort to record the religious rituals and beliefs of the world in all their diversity as objectively and authentically as possible." An important precursor to the work of Spinoza, English Deists and the French Enlightenment, Picart and Bernard's work stressed the commonality of religion. Refs: Brunet I, 1743. Graesse II, 104. Hunt, Lynn. The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World. Harvard, 2010. Lipperheide Oc 24. Hiler 708. Cohen/R. 134. Sander 1548. Lewine 414. Buchnummer des Verkaufers 29030. Contents: Vol I. Contenant les Ceremonies religieuses des Juifs & des Catholiques. Vol II, Tome II. Suite des Cer … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]

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