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Rome was sum moned to acknowledge the victorious Lombard as her lawful
sovereign ; the annual tribute of a piece of gold was fixed as the ransom of each
citizen, and the sword of destruction was unsheathed to exact the penalty of her ...
... Gregory the Second,48 withdrew his troops, resigned his conquests,
respectfully visited the church of St. Peter, and after performing his devotions,
offered his sword and dagger, his cuirass and mantle, his silver cross, and his
crown of gold, ...
343) specifies those of Sicily and Calabria, which yielded an annual rent of three
talents and a half of gold, (perhaps 10001. sterling.) Liutprand more pompously
enumerates the patrimo nies of the Roman church in Greece, Judaea, Persia, ...
The gold of Italy lecured the election of his son ; but such was the shameful
poverty of the Roman emperor, that his person was arrested by a butcher in the
streets of Worms, and was detained in the public inn, as a pledge or hostage for
It was for this earthly paradise that Nature had reserved her choicest favor* and
her most curious workmanship : the incompatible blessings of luxury and
innocence were ascribed to the natives : the soil was impregnated with gold T
and gems, ...
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 2, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1840
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon,William Youngman
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1830