The History Of The Knights Hospitallers Of St. John Of Jerusalem; Styled Afterwards, The Knights…

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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. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ... were in pleasures. They left them only some aj pearances of sovereignty; the money still bore the, stamp; they were named sirst in the publick pra5 ers; the sultan too was obliged to receive the it vestiture, and ensigns of his dignity, srom the han of the caliph: but these prerogatives went no sai ther than mere ceremony. The caliphs durst nc deny the commission of sultan to any of their sub jects that proved the strongest. And these prince. were so unhappy, that whilst they were necessitate. to receive a master, they had not so much as th choice of their tyrants. Sannar, or Savar, whom we have just mentioned Was then invested with the dignity and authority o sultan in Egypt. This minister, at the very timi that he was preparing to attack the Christians, fan himself on a sudden stripped of his dignity by i powerful saction formed against him. A Saracet his enemy, and ring-leader of the conspi 1163. racy, called d'Hargan, taking his post, and the command of the army,-advanced outoi hand against the king of Jerusalem; they came to an engagement; the Egyptians, half naked, and most of them without any arms but their bows and arrows, did not long resist the cavalry of Amaury; particularly the knights of St. John and the ternplars, who were armed cap-a-pee. These warriors, who formed squadrons truly formidable, soon broke the battalions of the insidels. The Egyptian army all disbanded after the sirst discharge; the king os Jerusalem remained master of the sield, and took abundance of prisoners; his soldiers enriched themselves with the booty, and his majesty immediately marched forward with great expedition, and silled those large provinces with the terror of his arm$ and the dread of his name., D'Hargan, who had no troops to oppose him, had...

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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. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ... were in pleasures. They left them only some aj pearances of sovereignty; the money still bore the, stamp; they were na...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021734979X

ISBN - 13:9780217349796

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