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by land : the Conrad III . and A.D. 1147 ; the third , of Frederic I. , A.D. 1189 .
Comnenian princes waged an offensive war against the Turks , and the first
crusade prevented the fall of the declining empire . In the twelfth century three
The loss of Antioch had provoked the enterprise ; a wild hope of baptizing the
King of Tunis tempted him to steer for the African coast ; and the report of an
immense treasure reconciled his troops to the delay of their voyage to the Holy
A precious record of rural opulence in the last period of the empire , and in a land
( most probably in Thrace ) so repeatedly wasted by foreign and domestic hos'
tility . The favor of Cantacuzene was above his fortune . In the moments of ...
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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