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

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Blackwood, 1851 - 519 sider

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Side 524 - It is seldom, indeed, that we find history so written, in a style at once vigorous, perspicuous, and picturesque. The author's heart is thoroughly with his subject.
Side 524 - The History of Greece, from its Conquest by the Crusaders to its Conquest by the Turks, AD 1204 to 1566 ; and the History of the Empire of Trebizond, AD 1204 to 1461.
Side 523 - COQUET-DALE FISHING SONGS. Now first collected by a North-Country Angler, with the Music of the Airs. 8vo, 5s.
Side 452 - ... the Ganges to Damascus and the Archipelago, Asia was in the hand of Timour ; his armies were invincible, his ambition was boundless, and his zeal might aspire to conquer and convert the Christian kingdoms of the West, which already trembled at his name. He touched the utmost verge of the land ; but an insuperable though narrow sea rolled between the two continents of Europe and Asia, and the lord of so many tomans, or myriads of horse, was not master of a single galley.
Side 494 - In concluding the history of this Greek state, we inquire in vain for any benefit that it conferred on the human race.

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