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On his arrival at Venice, he had borrowed large sums at exorbitant usury; but his
coffers were empty, his creditors were impatient, and his person was detained as
the best security for the payment. His eldest son Andronicus, the regent of ...
After the necessary preparations, John Palaeologus, 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 ...
Except the Duke of Burgundy, none of the potentates of the West condescended
to appear in person, or by their ambassadors; nor was it possible to suppress the
judicial acts of Basil against, the dignity and person of Eugenius, which were ...
But the last and most glorious action of his life was the defence of Belgrade
against the powers of Mahomet the Second in person. After a siege of forty days,
the Turks, who had already entered the town, were compelled to retreat; and the
... not less essential to the peace of the city than to the independence of the
church; establishes the annual election of the senator; and formally disqualifies
all emperors, kings, princes, and persons of an eminent and conspicuous rank".
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
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