The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (volume 7)

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... by their predatory inroads; and the Turkmans were not ashamed or afraid to measure their courage and numbers with the proudest sovereigns of Asia. Massoud, the son and successor of Mahmud, had too long neglected the advice of his wisest Omrahs. "Your "enemies," they repeatedly urged, " were in their origin a swarm "of ants; they are now little suakes; and, unless they be instantly "crushed, they will acquire the venom and magnitude of serpents." After some alternatives of truce and hostility, after the repulse or partial success of his lientenants, the sultan marched in person against the Turkmans, who attacked him on all sides with barbarous shouts and irregular onset. "Massoud," says the Persian They defeat historian (13), "plunged singly to oppose the torrent of gleaming Gainevide., "arms, exhibiting such acts of gigantic force and valour as never ""p.,"^"6 "king had before displayed. A few of his friends, roused by his A.D-,038. "words and actions, and that innate honour which inspires the "brave, seconded their lord so well, that wheresoever he turned "his fatal sword, the enemies were mowed down, or retreated be"fore him. But now, when victory seemed to blow on his stan"dard, misfortune was active behind it; for when he looked round, "he beheld almost his whole army, excepting that body he com"manded in person, devouring the paths of flight." The Gaznevide was abandoned by the cowardice or treachery of some generals of Turkish race; and this memorable day of Zendecan (14) founded in Persia the dynasty of the shepherd kings (15). The victorious Turkmans immediately proceeded to the election Dynasty of of a king; and, if the probable tale of a Latin historian (16) deserves scijuiSanc, any credit, they determined by lot the choice of their new master. 103£_°j55, A numbe...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... by their predatory inroads; and the Turkmans were not ashamed or afraid to measure their courage and numbers with the proudest sovereigns of Asia. Massoud...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780217800525

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