1899 · Paris & Lyon:
by ROUQUETTE, L'Abbe Julien (1871-1927).
Paris & Lyon:: Delhomme et Briguet, 1899., 1899. 12mo. , VI, -619,  pp. Original printed wrappers; minor chipping to foot of spine. Very good. First edition. The work is arranged in two parts: Secret Societies among Muslims, in general, and other important Orders in North Africa. This famous Catholic work greatly influenced, and encouraged, Islamophobia in France. He begins with characterizing the Muslim Secret Societies, Panislamisme. – Tolerance des Chretiens. [Pan-Islamism - Christian tolerance]; Soufism; Orthodox religious Orders; Recrutement; Enemies of the Religious Orders. Relating to North Africa he continues: Les Quadrya; Les Chadelya; Les Aïssaoua; Les Cheikhya; Les Tidjanya, Les Khelouatya et les Rahmanya; Snoussya. / Julien Rouquette (1871-1927) was a French priest known as a historian of religions and as an archivist. This work was published in the same year as when he was ordained as a priest. He was a member of the Societe des Missions africaines de Lyon.
(Inventory #: AH1182)