The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 7

Paperback | February 11, 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. 1827 Excerpt: ... CHAP, two hundred thousand strong; and of these about thirty thousand were armed with cuirasses1: a train of four thousand mules attended their march; and their evening camp was regularly fortified with an enclosure of iron spikes. A series of bloody and undecisive combats is nothing more than an anticipation of what would have been effected in a few years by the course of nature; but I shall briefly prosecute the conquests of the two emperors from the hills of Cappadocia to the desert Conquest of of Bagdad. The sieges of Mopsuestia and Tarsus in Cilicia first exercised the skill and perseverance of their troops, on whom, at this moment, I shall not hesitate to bestow the name of Romans. In the double city of Mopsuestia, which is divided by the river Saras, two hundred thousand Moslems were predestinated to death or slaveryz, a surprising degree of population, which must at least include the inhabitants of the dependent districts. They were surrounded and taken by assault; but Tarsus was reduced by the slow progress of famine; and no sooner had the Saracens yielded on honourable terms, than they were mortified by the distant and unprofitable view of the naval succours of Egypt. They were dismissed with a safe conduct to the confines of Syria; a part of the old christians had quietly lived under their dominion; and the vacant habitations were replenished by a new colony. But the mosque was converted into a stable; the pulpit was delivered to the flames; many rich crosses of gold and gems, the spoil of Asiatic churches, were made a grateful offering to the piety or avarice of the emperor; and he transported the gates of Mopsuestia and Tarsus, which were fixed in the wall of Constantinople, an y Elmacin, Hist. Saracen. p. 278, 279. Liutprand was disposed to d...

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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. 1827 Excerpt: ... CHAP, two hundred thousand strong; and of these about thirty thousand were armed with cuirasses1: a train of four thousand mule...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217115675

ISBN - 13:9780217115674

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