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Twentytwo years after that event, he was sent ambassador to Amurath the
Second; and the historian might converse with some veteran Janizaries, who had
been made prisoners with the Sultan, and had themselves seen him in his iron
The observations of Manuel, and his more inquisitive followers, have been
preserved by a Byzantine historian of the times *. His scattered ideas I shall
collect and abridge; and it may be amusing enough, perhaps instructive, to
contemplate the ...
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 ...
+ Although I cannot stop to quote Syropulus for every fact, I will observe, that the
navigation of the Greeks from Constantinople to Venice and Ferrara is contained
in the 4th section, (p. 67–160.), and that the historian has the uncommon talent ...
insists on the unanimous consent of the Turkish historians, ancient as well as
modern, and argues, that they would not ... particular historian, and the Turkish
Annals of Leunclavius affirm, without exception, that Mahomet took
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