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A fertile kingdom, five hundred miles in length and in breadth, might have
satisfied the ambition of a subject; but Timour aspired to the dominion of the
world; and before his death, the crown of Zagatai was one of the twenty-seven
crowns which ...
He was no more than four-and-twenty years of age at the death of Manuel, who
recommended him, in the strongest terms, to his successor : Imprimis vero hunc
Phranzen tibi commendo, qui ministravit mihi fideliter et diligenter, (Phranzes, l. ii.
... hero was surprised by two robbers; but while they disputed a gold chain that
hung at his neck, he recovered his sword, slew the one, terrified the other; and,
after new perils of captivity or death, consoled by his presence an afflicted
*-y- and death. A. D. 1467, Jan. 17. of Epirus, his partial biographers may safely
indulge the latitude of romance; but their fictions are exposed by the light of
Italian history; and they af. ford a strong presumption against their own truth, by a
... the disputes and misfortunes of the two brothers Phranza (l. iii. c. 21–30.) is too
partial on the side of Thomas; Ducas (c. 44. 45.) is too brief, and Chalcondyles (I.
viii. ix. x.) too diffuse and digressive. ** by the death of the Emperor Constantine ...
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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