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His'march between Durazzo and Constantinople was harassed , without being
stopped , by the peasants and soldiers of the Greek emperor ; and the same faint
and ambiguous hostility was prepared for the remaining chiefs , who passed the
... eight hundred thousand men were enrolled on his military list ; 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 .
R7 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 ...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995