History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain by William Hickling Prescott

History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain

byWilliam Hickling Prescott

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...or de Beja, which are contained in the voluminous collection of Florez (Espaiia Sagrada, tom. yi. and viii.) afford the only histories contemporary with the event. Conde is mistaken in his assertion (Dominacion de los Arabes, Prdl. p. vii.) that the work of Isidore de Btya was the only narrative written during that period. Spain had not the pen of a Bede or an Eginhart to describe the memorable catastrophe. But the few and meagre touches of contemporary chroniclers have left ample scope for conjectural history, which has been most industriously improved. The-reports, according to Conde (Dominacion de los Arabes, tom. i. p. 36), greedily circulated among the Saracens, of the magnificence and general prosperity of the Gothic monarchy, may sufficiently account for its invasion by an enemy flashed with uninterrupted conquests, and whose fanatical ambition was well illustrated by one of their own generals, who, on reaching the western extremity of Africa, plunged his horse into the Atlantie, and sighed for other shores on which to plant the banners of Islam.--See Carddnne. Histoire de 1'Afrique s£ de 1'Espagne sons la Domination des Arabes (Paris 1765), tom. i. p. 37. (1) The laborious diligence of Masden mar be thought to have settled the epoch, about which so much learned dust has been raised. The fourteenth volume of his " Historia Crltica de Espana y de laCnltura Espaiiola" (Madrid, 1/83--1805), contains an accurate table, by which the minutest dates of the Mahometan lunar year are adjusted by those of the Christian era. The fail of Roderic on the field of battle is attested by both the domestic chroniclers of that period, as well as by the Saracens. (Incerti Auctoris Additio ad Joannem Biclarensem, apod Florez, Espana Sagrada, tom....

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Title:History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of SpainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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