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One day, in the presence only of the historian Phranza", his favourite
chamberlain, he opened to his colleague and successor the true principle of his
negociations with the Pope #. “Our last resource,” said Manuel, “against the Turks
, is their ...
His own letter to the Pope, and the testimony of Phranza, (l. iii. c. 28.), a refugee
in the neighbour-ing isle of Corfu, demonstrate his last distress, which is
awkwardly concealed by Marinius Barletius, (l. x.). contest which must depend on
the life ...
Constantine afterwards hesitated between the royal families of Trebizond and
Georgia; and the embassy of Phranza represents in his public and private life the
last days of the Byzantine empire *. The protovestiare, or great chamberlain, ...
From this hospitable land, Phranza proceeded to the court of Trebizond, where
he was informed by the Greek Prince of the recent decease of Amurath. Instead
of rejoicing in the deliverance, the experienced statesman expressed his ...
35. Phranza (l. iii. c. 3.), who had sailed in his vessel, commemorates the
Venetian pilot as a martyr. +Auctum est Palaeologorum genus, et Imperii
successor, parvaeque Romanorum scintillae haeres natus, Andreas, &c. (
Phranza, l. iii. c. 7.).
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A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Read full review