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The ceremony of their homage was grateful to a people who had long since
considered pride as the substitute of power : high on his throne the emperor sat
mute and immovable ; his majesty was adored by the Latin princes ; and they ...
From his monastery , or prison , Photius solicited the favor of the emperor by
pathetic complaints and artful flattery ; and the eyes of his rival were scarcely
closed when he was again restored to the throne of Constantinople . After the
death of ...
1481 , In the reign of Amurath , he twice tasted of royalty , and twice descended
from the throne . His tender age was incapable of opposing his father's
restoration , but never His reign . could he forgive the viziers who had
recommended that ...
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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