The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V; With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The B by William RobertsonThe History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V; With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The B by William Robertson

The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V; With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe…

byWilliam Robertson

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...the utmost exultation, of the number of enemies whom they have slain, and, as the most glorious of all ornaments, they fasten the scalps of those who have fallen by their hands to the trappings of their horses." Ammian. Marc. Jib. xxxi. p. 477. edit. Gronov. Lugd. 1693.--Their incursions into the empire began in the fourth century; and the Romans, though no strangers, by that time, to the effects of barbarous rage, were astonished at the cruelty of their devastations. Thrace, Pannonia, and II-lyricum, were the countries which they first laid desolate. As they had at first no intention of settling in Europe, they made only inroads of short continuance into the empire, but these were frequent, and Procopius computes that in each of these, at a medium, two hundred thousand persons perished, or were carried off as slaves. Procop. Hist. Arcan. ap. Byz. Script. vol. i. 316. Thrace, the best cultivated province in that quarter of the empire, was converted into a desert; and, when Priscus accompanied the ambassadors sent to Attila, there were no inhabitants in some of the cities, but a few miserable people who had taken shelter among the ruins of the churches; and the fields were covered with the bones of those who had fallen by the sword. Priscus ap. Byz, Script. vol. i. 34. Attila became king of the Huns, A. D. 434. He is one of the greatest and most enterprising conquerors mentioned in history. He extended his empire over all the vast countries comprehended under the general names of Scythia and Germany in the ancient division of the world. While he was carrying Oh his wars against the barbarous nations, he kept the Roman empire under perpetual apprehensions, and extorted enormous subsidies from the timid and effeminate monarchs who governed it. In...
Title:The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V; With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe…Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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