Moréri, Louis

A supplement to the great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary

Being a curious miscellany of sacred and profane 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 have recommended themselves to the world, by their valour, virtue, learning, or some notable 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 abserved the situation, extent and quality of the country; the religion, government, morals and customs of the inhabitants; the sects of Christians, Jews, heathens and mahometans. The principal terms of arts and sciences; the publick and solemn actions, as festivals, plays, &c. the statutes and laws; 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 remaks and curious enquiries, for the illustration of several difficulties in theology, history, chronology and geography. Collected from the best historians, chronologers, 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. Together with a continuation from the year 1688, to his time by another hand
Hrsg. v. Jeremy Collier
Great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary