An Inglorious Columbus: Or, Evidence that Hwui Shan and a Party of Buddhist Monks from Afghanistan Discovered America in the Fifth Century, A.d

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D. Appleton, 1885 - America - 798 pages
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Page 164 - other people, doubtless. . . . *** " I have purposely omitted noticing the resemblance of religious notions, for I do not see how it is possible to separate from such views every influence of Christian ideas, if it be only from an imperceptible confusion in the mind of the narrator." (Quoted from Vater's " Mithridates," Berlin, 1812, Theil III, Abtheil 3, p. 82, note.)
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