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CONTENTS.


PART III.

RELIGION.

CHAP. PAGE
I.—Religion of the Persians—Difference between their Creed and the of the Turks, 81
II.—Doctrines—
 Sect. I—Of God, the Resurrection, and a Future State, 83
 Sect. II—Of Ali—Of the Title of Imam—Of Mehdy, 84
III.—Religious Ceremonies—
 Sect. I.—Purifications, 85
 Sect, II.—Prayers, 87
 Sect. III.—Alms and Fasts, 88
 Sect. IV.—Pilgrimage, 90
IV.—Religious Festivals, 90
V.—Of the Sofis, 94
VI.—Religious Toleration, 95

PART IV.

MANNERS AND CUSTOMS.

I.—Character of the Persians, 99
II.—Nomination and Circumcision of Infants, 104
III.—Education of the Persians, 107
IV.—Marriage, 108
V.—Funerals and Tombs, 109
VI.—Costume of the Persians, 111
VII.—Of the Women of Persia—
 Sect. I.—Of their Education, 114
 Sect. II.—Of the Condition of the Female Sex in Persia, 116
Sect. III.—Occupations and way of Life of the Women of Persia, 120
 Sect. IV.—Characters of Beauty among the Persians, 120
 Sect. V—Costume of the Persian Women, 123
VIII.—Of certain habits of the Persians, 124
IX.—Superstition of the Persians, 126
X.—Of the Manner in which the Persians calculate and spend their Time, 129
XI.—Visits and Entertainments of the Persians, 130
XII.—Amusements and Exercises—
 Sect. I.—Amusements, 136
 Sect. II.—Exercises, 137
 Sect. III.—Hunting—Field-Sports, and Horse-Racing, 140
 Sect. IV.—Games, 142
XIII.—Of the Houses of the Persians, 143
XIV.—Baths, 147
XV.—Manner of Travelling-Caravanserais, 149
XVI.—Of the Festival of Nowroose, or New-Year's Day, 154
XVII.—Manners and Customs of the Guebres, Armenians, Courds, and Gypsies—
 Sect. I.—The Guebres, 156
 Sect. II.—The Armenians, 158