Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia, by J. Milton Mackie - 1856

Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

J. Milton Mackie

PUBLISHED BY JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY.
CLEVELAND, OHIO:
JEWETT, PROCTOR AND WORTH1NGTON.
NEW YORK : SHELDON, LAMPORT AND BLAKEMAN.
1856.

The principal authors who have recently written on Circassia are Bodenstedt, Moritz Wagner, Marlinski, Dubois de Montpereux, Hommaire de Hell, Taillander, Marigny, Golovin, Bell, Longworth,Spencer, Knight, Cameron, Ditson; and from their pages chiefly has been filled the easel with the colors of which I have endeavored to paint the following picture of a career of heroism nowise inferior to that of the most famous champions of classical antiquity, of a war of independence such as may not improperly be compared with the most glorious struggles recorded in the annals of liberty, and of a state of society perhaps the most romantic and the most nearly resembling that described in the songs of Homer which the progress of civilization has now left for the admiration of man-kind.

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