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Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583, et al. / Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone : (c. 1615)
(1990)

Chapter 23: Superstition and the aspects of this false devotion,   pp. 1-5


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relics /f.108v/ for such results, etc, as for instance when they are
persuaded by Mandinga bexerins in Ethiopia about the value of false
amulets, which either have no trace of good in them, or else possess
so little holy virtue as a protection against evil, that they are more
likely to attract evil and to be the chief cause of the successive ills
which befall those who rely on them, as sufficient experience demonstrates.
Now that this has been said about vain observance, let us now discuss
maleficium.


 


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