A Compendious History Of Italy

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLuigi Sforzosi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... to resist so powerful an enemy, shut himself up in Pavia, and finally was compelled to cede to the pontiff all he had by arms acquired of the Greeks. But no sooner had Pepin turned his back; and crossed the Alps, than the Lombard king, foaming with rage and eager for vengeance, again pushed forward his troops and laid siege to Rome. U. C. 1508. Pepin immediately returned and defeated Astolphus, nor did he return to France this time before all the imposed conditions of the peace had been fulfilled. The Lombard king died the year after, from a wound received while chasing a wild boar. Desiderius, Duke of Istria, was declared King of the Lombards, in place of Astolphus. This prince followed, with regard to Rome, the same policy as had his predecessors. Confiding in the friendship and relationship which united him tot the French monarch Charlemagne, who, by the management of Bertha, his mother, had espoused Desiderata, the daughter of Desiderius, and yet more assured by the bloody war which that king was then sustaining in Germany against the ferocious Saxons, he did not hesitate to take possession of all that Astolphus had been compelled to cede to the pontiff. He also employed every possible means to excite tumults in Rome itself, that he might the more easily penetrate into the city and get possession of the sacred person of the pope. U. C. 1523. But the confidence of the Lombard king in the friendship, relationship, and distance of Charlemagne, was all disappointed. At the pressing solicitation of Pope Adrian I., Charlemagne, no less anxiously than Pepin, hastened to his assistance: friendship was forgotten; the relationship was destroyed by the shameful repudiation of Desiderata; and the decision of the contest was referred to the fate...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... to resist so powerful an enemy, shut himself up in Pavia, and finally was compelled to cede to the pontiff all...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217424783

ISBN - 13:9780217424783

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