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State of the Venetians . A.D ) . 697-1200 . of the means of transporting the holy
warriors with their arms and horses ; and the six deputies proceeded to Venice to
solicit , on motives of piety or interest , the aid of that powerful republic .
While he comVictory of the the Venetians pared the reasons of peace and war ,
his moderation was provoked by a wanton insult of the inhabitants of Pera , who
discharged from their ram part a large stone that fell in the midst of
The Venetians , with their allies the Catalans , had the advantage of number ; and
their fleet , with the poor addition of eight Byzantine galleys , amounted to seventy
- five sail . The Genoese did not exceed sixty - four ; but in those times their ...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995