The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 8

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdward Gibbon

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...(as he has been emphatically named by the Italians) appears to reign over Europe and Asia; but his person on the shores of the Bosphorus may not always be secure from the insults of an hostile navy. In the new character of a mosque, the cathedral of St. Sophia was endowed with an ample revenue, crowned with lofty minarets, and surrounded with groves and fountains, for the devotion and refreshment of the Moslems. The same model was imitated in thejami, or royal mosques; and the first of these was built by Mahomet himself, on the ruins of the church of the holy apostles and the tombs of the Greek emperors. On the third day after the conquest, the grave of Abu Ayub or Job, who had fallen in the first siege of the Arabs, was revealed in a vision; and it is before the sepulchre of the martyr that the new sultans are girded with the sword of empireT. Constantinople no longer appertains to the Roman historian; nor shall I enumerate the civil and religious edifices that were profaned or erected by its Turkish masters: the population was speedily renewed; and before the end of September, five thousand families of Anatolia and Romania had obeyed the royal mandate, which enjoined them, under pain of death, to occupy their new habitations in the capital. The throne m The Tnrbe,or sepulchral monument of Abou Ayub, is described and engraved in tLe Tableau General de 1'Empire Ottoman (Paris, 1787, in large folio,) a work of less use, perhaps, than magnificence: tom. i. p. 305, 306. of Mahomet was guarded by the numbers and fidelity Chap. of his Moslem subjects: but his rational policy aspired LXVIII. to collect the remnant of the Greeks; and they returned in crowds, as soon as they were assured of their lives, their liberties, and the free...

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...(as he has been emphatically named by the Italians) appears to reign over Europe and Asia; but his person on th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217590209

ISBN - 13:9780217590204

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