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... by hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands, were the institutions of a veteran
commander. Each officer and soldier was made responsible, under pain of death,
for the safety and honour of his companions; and the spirit of conquest breathed ...
From Lignitz, the extreme point of their western march, they turned aside to the
invasion of Hungary; and the presence or spirit of Batou inspired the host of five
hundred thousand men: the Carpathian hills could not be long impervious to their
The spirit of enterprise which pursued the course of the Oby and Yenisei must
have led to the discovery of the Icy Sea. After brushing away the monstrous
fables of men with dogs' heads and cloven feet, we shall find that, fifteen years
after the ...
... was rigorously collected, the custody of the passes was neglected, and the
hardy mountaineers degenerated into a trembling crowd of peasants without
spirit or discipline. It was on the twenty-seventh of July, in the year twelve •
Osman is the ...
Soliman was killed by a fall from his horse; and the aged Orchan wept and
expired on the tomb of his valiant son." But the Greeks had not time to rejoice in
the death of their enemies; and the Turkish scimitar was wielded with the same
spirit by ...
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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Les hele vurderingen
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One of Gibbons' major theses is that the rise of Christianity, with its emphasis on other-worldly concerns, was a major factor in the decline of the Roman empire. In his notes, Milman, a minister, attempts to counter these conclusions. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1787
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 7
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1887