The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 9

Paperback | July 10, 2012

byEdward Gibbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...but he breathed among the faithful a spirit of charity and friendship, recommended the practice of the social virtues, and checked, by his laws and precepts, the thirst of revenge Chap. and the oppression of widows and orphans. The 1. hostile tribes were united in faith and obediencet and the valour which had been idly spent in domestic quarrels, was vigorously directed against a foreign enemy. Had the impulse been less powerful, Arabia, free at home, and formidable abroad, might have flourished under a succession of her native monarchs. Her sovereignty was lost by.the extent and rapidity of conquest. The colonies of the nation were' scattered over the East and West, and their blood was mingled with the blood of their converts and captives. After the reign of three caliphs, the throne was transported from Medina to the valley of Damascus and the banks of the Tigris; the holy cities were violated by impious war; Arabia was ruled by the rod of a subject, perhaps of a stranger; and the Bedoweens of the desert awakening from their dream 'of dominion,. resumed their old and solitary independence '"; CHAP. LI. The Conquest of Persia, Syria, Egypt, Africa, and Spain, by the Arabs or Saracens.--Empire of the Caliphs, or Successors of Mahomet.--State of the Christians, &c. under their Government. c Hap. J_ j£ revolution of Arabia had not changed LI. the character of the Arabs: the death of Gratis, Mahomet was the signal of independence; and v. D. S32. the hasty structure of his power and religion tottered to its foundations. A small and faithful band of his primitive disciples had listened to his eloquence, and shared his distress; had fled with the apostle from the persecution of Mecca, or had received the fugitive in the walls of Medina. The...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...but he breathed among the faithful a spirit of charity and friendship, recommended the practice of the social virtues, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021711556X

ISBN - 13:9780217115568

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