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While Isaac in the Thracian valleys pursued the idle and solitary pleasures of the
chase , his brother , Alexius Angelus , was invested with the purple by the
unanimous suffrage of the camp . The capital and the clergy subscribed to their
In the eyes of both nations Alexius was false and contemptible . The base and
spurious race of the Angeli was rejected with clamorous disdain ; and the people
of Constantinople encompassed the senate to demand at their hands a more ...
On the capture of Constantinople by the Latins , Alexius was joined by many
noble fugitives from Constantinople . He had always retained the names of
Cæsar and Baoilevç . He now fixed the seat of his empire at Trebizond ; but he
had never ...
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995