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Preparations for the Siege of Constantinople 194 The great Cannon of Mahomet
- - 197 1453 Mahomet II. forms the Siege of Constantinople 2do Forces of the
Turks - - - - 2O2 of the Greeks - - - - 2C3 1452 False Union of the Two Churches ...
... merits and the strength of his benefactor, the base usurper, as he deemed him,
of the sacred rights of the house of Zingis. Through the gates of Derbend, he
entered Persia at the head of ninety thousand horse; with the innumerable forces
thou not know, that the greatest part of Asia is “subject to our arms and our laws?
that our in“vincible forces extend from one sea to the other ? “ that the potentates
of the earth form a line before “our gate? and that we have compelled Fortune ...
But these forces were not cemented by virtue and union; and some powerful
emirs had been seduced to desert or betray their more loyal companions.
Timour's front was covered with a line of Indian elephants, whose turrets were
filled with ...
Conscious of the importance of the war, he collected his forces from every
province; eight hundred thousand men were enrolled on his military list f ; but *
The marches and occupations of Timour between the Syrian and Ottoman wars,
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