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Reign and Character of Mahomet the Second—sige, As*ault, and final Conquest
of Constantinople by the Turks. -Death of Constantine Palaeologus.—Servitude
of the Greeks.-Extinction of the Roman Empire in the East.— Consternation of ...
dissolved in the mass of voluntary and vanquished CHAP. subjects, who, under
the name of Turks, are united by the common ties of religion, language, and
manners. In the cities, from Erzeroum to Belgrade, that national appellation is ...
“Our last resource,” said Manuel, “against the Turks, is their fear of “our union with
the Latins, of the warlike nations “ of the West, who may arm for our relief, and “for
their destruction. As often as you are “ threatened by the miscreants, present ...
... with a numerous train, accompanied by his brother Demetrius, and the most
respectable persons of the church and state, embarked in eight vessels with sails
and oars, which steered through the Turkish straits of Gallipoli to the Archipelago,
*—y—a Eugenius forms a league against the Turks, A. D. 1443. After the
departure of his Greek brethren, Eugenius had not been unmindful of their
temporal interest; and his tender regard for the Byzantine empire was animated
by a just ...
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