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The same life is uniformly pursued by the roving tribes of the desert; and in the
portrait of the modern Bedoweens, we may trace the features of their ancestors,"
who, in the age of Moses or Mahomet, dwelt under similar tents, and conducted ...
the birth of a noble foal was esteemed among the tribes, as i subject of joy and
mutual congratulation. These horses are educated in the tents, among the
children of the Arabs, with a tender familiarity, which trains them in the habits of
Yet an essential difference may be found between the hordes of Seythia and the
Arabian tribes ; since many of the latter were collected into towns, and employed
in the labor?, of trade and agriculture. A part of their time and industry was still ...
The fame and spirit of the Koreishites, who reigned in Mecca, were conspicuous
among the Arabian tribes ; but their ungrateful soil refused the labors of
agriculture, and their position was favorable to the enterprises of trade. By the
seaport of ...
In every tribe, superstition, or gratitude, or fortune, has exalted a particular family
above the heads of their equals. The dignities of sheick and emir invariably
descend in this chosen race ; but the order of succession is loose and precarious
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
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