The History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Crusaders to Its Conquest by the Turks, and of the Empire of Trebizond: 1204-1461

כריכה קדמית
Blackwood, 1851 - 519 עמודים
 

מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים

מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

מונחים וביטויים נפוצים

קטעים בולטים

עמוד 35 - Wallachia, the inhabitants of which country are called Vlachi. They are as nimble as deer, and descend from their mountains into the plains of Greece, committing robberies and making booty. Nobody ventures to make war upon them, nor can any king bring them to submission, and they do not profess the \ Christian faith. Their names are of Jewish origin, and some even say that they have been Jews, which nation they call brethren.
עמוד 44 - The Thracian race has disappeared. The great Celtic race has dwindled away, and seems hastening to complete absorption in the Anglo-Saxon. The Hellenic race, whose colonies extended from Marseille to Bactria, and from the Cimmerian Bosphorus to the coast of Cyrenaica, has become extinct in many countries where it once formed the bulk of the population, as in Magna Graecia and Sicily.
עמוד 451 - ... and we gave the understanding thereof unto Solomon. And on all of them we bestowed wisdom and knowledge. And we compelled the mountains to praise us, with David ; and the birds also : and we did this. (80) And we taught him the art of making coats of mail for you, that they may defend you in your wars...
עמוד 178 - CHAP. vn. thus became possessed not only of well-fortified castles § *• and rich estates, but also of suitable and splendid household establishments. The descendants of the French now felt all the miseries their forefathers had inflicted on the Greeks. Muntaner, the former associate of the Spanish soldiers, observes that on this occasion many stout Catalan warriors received as wives noble ladies, for whom, the day before their victory, they would have counted it an honour to be allowed to hold...
עמוד 187 - Its wealth and commercial importance, though in a state of decline, were still considerable, for it required many generations of misfortune and bad government to reduce Attica to the miserable condition in which we see it at the present time — languishing under what is called the protection of the great powers of Europe. The republic of Florence deemed it an object worthy of its especial attention to obtain a commercial treaty with the duchy, for the purpose of securing to the citizens of the republic...
עמוד 344 - ... government, which was both oppressive and disgraceful ; but the Turks remained indifferent, as the annual tribute was regularly remitted to the Porte. At last the whole Greek inhabitants of Naxos united to send deputies to the sultan, to complain of some extraordinary exactions of the duke, to demand the extinction of his authority, and to petition the sultan to name a new governor. The Patriarch and the Greek clergy had aided the intrigues of the primates, and the Porte was prepared to give...
עמוד 185 - About the commencement of the year 1394, Ladislas, king of Naples, conferred on him by patent the title of duke of Athens — Athens forming, as the king pretended, part of the principality of Achaia.1 But almost about the same time the new duke had the misfortune to be taken prisoner by a...
עמוד 407 - ... advantage of the interesting condition of the bride, to refuse gratifying the spleen of Andronicus. At this time Eudocia, the mother of Alexios, was at Constantinople. She had rejected her brother's proposal to form a second marriage with the kral of Servia, and was anxious to return to her son's dominions. By persuading Andronicus that her influence was far more likely to make her son agree to a divorce than the sentence of an ecclesiastical tribunal whose authority he was able to decline, she...
עמוד 32 - Theophilus, (AD 829-842,) and it long continued to flourish and supply recruits for a cohort of the imperial guard, which bore the name of...
עמוד 479 - TURKOMANS. 479 perous fortunes of Ouzoun Hassan, the chieftain of the CHAP. v. Turkomans of the White Horde, who was then advancing § 2in a rapid career of conquest, made him a rival of Mohammed II. in the general estimation.1 On being invited to join in a league against the Othoman Turks, Hassan demanded, as the price of his assistance, the hand of the emperor's daughter Katherine, who was renowned over all Asia as the most beautiful virgin in the East. He required also to be invested with the...

מידע ביבליוגרפי