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To the soldiers who had served in the Indian war, he granted the choice of
remaining at home, or following their Prince; but the troops of all the provinces
and kingdoms of Persia were conmanded to assemble at Ispahan, and wait the
arrival of ...
The rich plunder that was abandoned to his soldiers might stimulate their avarice;
but their cruelty was enforced by the peremptory command of producing an
adequate number of heads, which, according to his custom, were curiously piled
but the splendid commands of five and ten thousand horse, may be rather
expressive of the rank and pension of the chiefs, than of the genuine number of
effective soldiers". In the pillage of Syria, the Moguls had acquired immense
riches; but ...
From the time of Orchan and the first Amurath, the Sultans were persuaded that a
government of the sword must be renewed in each generation with new soldiers;
and that such soldiers must be sought, not in effeminate Asia, but among the ...
... the guilty village; the guilty had fled; but forty innocent and unsuspecting
reapers were massacred by the soldiers. ... on the third day, his Turkish captives";
and expressed, in a last message, the firm resignation of a Christian and a
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That was a beast of a book. I had always wanted to read this book and the other volumes because I think it is the type of book that educated people should read. I read it in chunks throughout the ... Read full review