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The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies (2 vols.)

by Muston, Alexis

Blackie & Son 1875

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The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies (2 vols.)
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Overview

The Waldensians (also known as the Waldenses or Vaudois) are a sect of Christians from the Piedmont Valley whose origins are still debated. Some believe they formed in the Middle Ages, while others claim that Waldensian Church history can be traced back to the Apostles. What is known for sure is that their religious practices and beliefs preceded, and mirrored, those of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. But at the heart of Waldensian history is the story of their survival through centuries of persecution and martyrdom.

The Israel of the Alps is a two-volume text that gives a complete and in-depth history of the Waldenses, including their origin, manners, customs, religious organization, and sufferings. Volume one is divided into two parts, the first covers the history of the Waldensians from the time of their origin to their time in the Piedmont Valley, and the second describes their banishment. Volume two details their return to their own country and their political emancipation in Piedmont.

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Key Features

  • Gives a complete and in-depth history of the Waldenses
  • Covers their origin, manners, customs, religious organization, and sufferings

Praise for the Print Edition

This is undoubtedly the most important work from the point of view represented, and for later Waldensian history is of great value.

The Baptist Quarterly Review

Its accuracy and its learning entitle it to be accounted the standard authority in all things connected with the Vaudois Church. The author has been engaged upon it for upwards of 15 years, and in its production he has ransacked every repository whence information could be obtained upon the subject.

Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Journal and Literary Review

The book is profusely illustrated with well-executed wood-cuts

The Methodist Review

Their history, as traced here, presents examples of heroism, of devotion to principle, of fortitude and perseverance under suffering, to which the annals of the world furnish no parallel. Nothing could more clearly and amply vindicate the vitality of their faith, and the permanence of the principles for which the contended. We cordially commend this work, which adds to its other merits that of being really illustrated by server cuts, to the Christian public.

The Christian Review

The volume commences with the earliest known history of the Waldenses, describes the whole of their persecutions, and finally shows their present condition in these peaceful times when martyrdoms are repugnant to the spirit of the age. The book will be read with deep interest, and sincere sympathy and admiration will be felt for a simple-hearted people who have through successive centuries braved everything in defense of a pure and holy faith.

Stanford

The author writes very graphically; producing pictures often highly colored, yet we cannot say that by this process the truth is distorted. A history of a highly attractive character, notwithstanding the wickedness and sorrow it unfolds.

The Journal of Sacred Literature

Dr. Muston’s labors must have be prodigious. His zeal, industry, conscientiousness, and minuteness are above all praise, and it is impossible to withhold warm sympathy from the patriotism which has led him—himself a Vaudois—to bestow so much pains on the annals of his people.

Literary Gazette

Individual Titles

The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies, vol. 1

  • Author: Alexis Muston
  • Publisher: Blackie & Son
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 478

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Israel of the Alps gives a complete and in-depth history of the Waldenses, including their origin, manners, customs, religious organization, and sufferings. Volume one is divided into two parts:

  • History of the Vaudois from Their Origin to the Time When They were Circumscribed within the Valleys of Piedmont Alone
  • From the Time When the Vaudois were Restricted within the Limits of Their Valleys to the Date of Their Total Banishment

The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies, vol. 2

  • Author: Alexis Muston
  • Publisher: Blackie & Son
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 540

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Israel of the Alps gives a complete and in-depth history of the Waldenses, including their origin, manners, customs, religious organization, and sufferings. Volume two is divided into two parts:

  • From the Return of the Vaudois into Their Own Country, to Their Civil and Political Emancipation in Piedmont
  • Appendices

About Alexis Muston

Alexis Muston (1810–1888) earned his DD from the University of Strasbourg and was ordained in 1833. In 1835 he was exiled from Piedmont and moved to Nimes, France, where he served as a pastor in the French Reformed Church. He authored numerous works about the Waldensians.

Product Details

  • Title: The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1018