The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (12)

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Volume: 12
General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1813
Original Publisher: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies Subjects: Rome

Byzantine Empire

History / Ancient / General

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Overview

Volume: 12
General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1813
Original Publisher: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies Subjects: Rome

Byzantine Empire

History / Ancient / General

History / Ancient / Rome

History / Medieval Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAP. LXV. Death of Bajazet, March 9. Term of the con- queils of Timour, A. D. I403- mies, the Anatolian princes, were juft and vehement : and Timour betrayed a deh'gn of leading his royal captive in triumph to Samarcand. An attempt to facilitate his efcape, by digging a mine under the tent, provoked the Mogul Emperor to inipolc a hardier reftraint; and in his perpetual marches, an iron cage on a waggon might be invented, not as a wanton infult, but as a rigorous precaution. Timour had read in fome fabulous hiftory a fimilar treatment of one of his pre- deceflbrs, a king of Perfia; and Bajazet was condemned to reprefent the perfon, and expiate the guilt of the Roman Casfars8. But the ftrength of his mind and body fainted under the trial, and his premature death might, without injuftice, be afcribed to the feverity of Timour. He warred not with the dead; a tear and a fepulehre were all that he could beftow on a captive who was delivered from his power; and if Moufa, the fon of Bajazet, was permitted to reign over the ruing of Bourfa, the greateft part of the province of Anatolia had been reftored by the conqueror to their lawful fovereigns. From the Irtifli and Volga to the Perfian Gulf, and from the Ganges to Damafeus and the Archipelago, Afia was in the hand of Timour; hi armies were invincible, his ambition was bound- M A Sapor, king of Perfia, had been made prifoner, and inclofed in the figure of a cow's hide by Max...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781150722721
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/23/2009
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2003

    Great source of research

    A remarkable historical resource, 'History' covers all the details and answered many of my historical questions with regards to the Roman Empire. It was a tough reader, yet I was able to retain alot of the information contained in this HUGE text!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!

    i am sorry to all the historians out there that seem to think that this is an excellent book but I found it unreadable and finally just gave up. My father is a professor of archealogy and he had recommended that I read it but I just couldn't make any sense of it. I was looking for a good entertaining book about the Roman empire and this was not it. Maybe I am just not intellectual enough-sorry Dad!

    4 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Terrible version

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Poorly written

    I saw way too many spelling errors an missing letters replaced by *.

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