The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (volume 5)

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byEdward Gibbon

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Excerpt: ... Chap, month's siege against the forces of the East. The ruin was m. complete, the spoil was ample ; but if Harun had been conv^v-^, versant with Grecian story, he would have regretted the statue of Hercules, whose attributes, the club, the bow, the quiver, and the lion's hide, were sculptured in massy gold. The progress ol desolation by sea and land, from the Euxine to the isle of Cyprus, compelled the emperor Nicephorus to retract his haughty defiance. In the new treaty, the ruins of Heraclea were left for ever as a lesson and a trophy ; and the coin of the tribute was marked with the image and superscription ot Harun and his three sons.78 Yet this plurality of lords might contribute to remove the dishonour of the Roman name. After tb? death of their father, the heirs of the caliph were involved in civil discord, and the conqueror, the liberal Almamon, was sufficiently engaged in the restoration of domestic peace and the introduction of foreign science. «nbd*orth" Under the reign of Almamon at Bagdad, of Michael the Stami* »r merer at Constantinople, the islands of Crete'9 and Sicily were v^D-'esa subdued by the Arabs. The former of these conquests is disdained by their own writers, who were ignorant of the fame of Jupiter and Minos, but it has not been overlooked by the Byzantine historians, who now begin to cast a clearer light ou the affairs of their own times.80 A band of Andalusian volunteers, discontented with the climate or government of Spain, explored the adventures of the Sea ; but as they sailed in no more than ten or twenty galleys, their warfare must be branded with the name of piracy. As the subjects and sectaries ot the white party, they might lawfully invade the dominions of the black caliphs. A rebellious faction introduced them into Alexandria ;81 ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Excerpt: ... Chap, month's siege against the forces of the East. The ruin was m. complete, the spoil was ample ; but if Harun had been conv^v-^, versant with Grecian s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.57 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217800181

ISBN - 13:9780217800181

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