Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A 17th Century Jesuit in Laos

"The Kingdom condemns to pay a fine without any other formality not only those who are so carried away by their anger as to abuse and insult one another, but also even those who show public contempt for others and who address them in too proud a manner."

-Father Filippo de Marini, 17th Century Jesuit,
New and Curious History of the Kingdoms of Tunquing and Laos, 1663

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