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His vigour of mind and body was not impaired by sixty-three years, and
innumerable fatigues; and, after enjoying some tranquil months in the palace of
Samarcand, he proclaimed a new expedition of seven years into the western
countries of ...
... to his distress and despair; one of his nephews deserted to the enemy; and
Syria rejoiced in the tale of his defeat, when the Sultan was driven, by the revolt
of the Mamalukes, to escape with precipitation and shame to his palace of Cairo.
*-y– and the palace, nay, the bed-chamber of the Pope, Mussulman prince. Two
officers of state, with a Latin interpreter, were sent in his name to the Roman court
, which was transplanted to Avignon, on the banks of the Rhone, during a period
... palace; and Hanckius (de Script. Byzant. p. i. c. 4d.) has collected his life from
his own writings. 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 ...
The noblest of the Greeks, and the bravest of the allies, were summoned to the
palace, to prepare them, on the evening of the twenty-eighth, for the duties and
dangers of the general assault. The last speech of Palaeologus was the funeral ...
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I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Read full review
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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