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Part of the Allies entering Paris after Waterloo 1814.

Paris after Waterloo. Romantic era fashion. Regency costumes. Satirical 19th century.

Part of the Allies entering Paris 1814. The Russian contingent Cossacks & Plunder.

Part of the Allies entering Paris after Waterloo 1814.

The Russian contingent Cossacks & Plunder.

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Circassian on horseback in complete armor.

Circassian warrior in armor. Asian knight with weapons. Traditional Russian costume

Circassian on horseback in complete armor

Circassian on horseback in complete armor 18th century.

THE opposite engraving represents a Circassian on horseback, in his complete armour, a description of which has been given in the preceding Plate. The Circassian clergy and learned men let the beard grow to its utmost length; the former generally wear a deep red turban, and scarlet breeches, somewhat longer than those of the latter. Although the Circassians are ignorant, and only nominal Mahometans, yet the few priests among them are highly respected. The Princes and Knights pursue no other occupation than war, pillage, and the amusements of the chase; they live a lordly life, wander about, assemble in drinking parties, and undertake military excursions. The Usdens, or Knights, keep the lower classes of people in proper subordination, pay no duties to the Prince, but are obliged to render personal services in war.

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