The Holy Land and Its Inhabitants

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byStephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...During the wars which resulted from the French Revolution, the attention of the world was for a time attracted to Palestine, by the presence there of that mighty genius, who, himself the child of the Revolution, inherited its strength, its brilliancy, and its transientness. Bonaparte, at that period in the service of the Directory, had subdued lower Egypt; and, meditating the conquest of the entire east, marched, in the spring of 1799, through the Idumaean desert into Palestine. Jaffa was subdued, and the fame of the conqueror stained by the slaughter of twelve hundred prisoners, an act which, though dictated by policy, and possibly consistent with usages which modern warfare has generally relinquished, can never be regarded by unprejudiced thinkers, with other feelings than those of detestation. Advancing on Acre, the French were bravely repelled by the combined forces of the English under Sir Sidney Smith, and the Turks under Achmet Pasha, sur-named from his cruelty, Djczzar, or the butcher. On the plain of Esdraelon, where armies of so many different nations had encamped or fought, the Turks were defeated by Bonaparte, Kleber, and Murat; but the repulse from Acre induced the commander to return to Egypt. Within the past summer, 1833, a revolution has taken place in the goverment of Palestine, which may be attended with important advantages. While the Turkish empire, which had long exhibited marks of increasing weakness, was exhausted by the revolt of Greece, and subsequently by a Russian war, its vassal, Mohammed Ali, pasha of Egypt, had acquired strength which rendered him an overmatch for the power of the sultan. A war arose. Ibrahim Pasha, son of Mohammed Ali, advanced towards Constantinople. The intervention of the great European...

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...During the wars which resulted from the French Revolution, the attention of the world was for a time attracted ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217952712

ISBN - 13:9780217952712

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