Moreland, Samuel. The History of The Evangelical Churches in the Valleys of Piemont
Moreland, Samuel. The History of The Evangelical Churches in the Valleys of Piemont
Moreland, Samuel. The History of The Evangelical Churches in the Valleys of Piemont
Moreland, Samuel. The History of The Evangelical Churches in the Valleys of Piemont

Moreland, Samuel. The History of The Evangelical Churches in the Valleys of Piemont

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Moreland, Samuel. The History of The Evangelical Churches in the Valleys of Piemont; Containing A most exact Geographical Description of the Place, and a faithfull Account of the Doctrine, Life, and Persecutions of the Ancient Inhabitants. With a most naked and punctual Relation of the late Bloudy Massacre, 1655. An a Narrative of the following Transactions, to the Year of Our Lord, 1658. All which are justified, partly by divers Ancient Manuscripts written many hundred Years before Calvin or Luther, and partly by other most Authentick Attestations: The true Originals of the greatest part whereof, are to be seen in their proper Languages by all the curious, in the Publick Library of the famous University of Cambridge.

Gallatin, TN: Church History Research & Archives, 1982.

Green cloth, 6 x 9 inches, (lxxii.), 709 clean pp. with folding map & illustrations. Ex Bible college library with the usual additions, library label neatly removed from spine. Very good. Hardcover.  [5107] 

Samuel Moreland (1625-1695), English inventor, diplomat, academic, tutor at Cambridge, proficient in mathematics and classical languages. His first wife (d. 1668) was a Huguenot, and we think this connection interested him in the historical study presented here.

This is a facsimile reprint of the London edition of 1658.

"This volume, which was illustrated with sensational prints of the supposed sufferings of the Waldenses, 'operated like Fox's Book of Martyrs'. Prefixed to the book is a fine portrait of Morland, engraved by P. Lombart, from a painting by Sir P. Lely, and an epistle dedicatory to Cromwell, couched in a strain of extreme adulation...Most of the Waldensian manuscripts brought to England and partly published by Moreland were said by him to exhibit the date 1120, and they have been often quoted to prove the fabulous antiquity of the sect, which was falsely alleged to have existed long before the time of Peter Waldensis." - DNB. It was alleged by opponents of the Waldensians that the documents relied upon by Morland were forgeries and that he was misled by a Waldensian minister, one Jean Leger, master of an academy at Geneva.