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After a long march and painful abstinence , the troops of Godfrey encamped in
the plains of Thrace . They heard with indignation that their brother , the Count of
Vermandois , was imprisoned by the Greeks ; and their reluctant duke was ...
quiesced in their independence ; and the imperial troops were soon discouraged
by the bones of their fellow - soldiers that were scattered along the passes of
Mount Hæmus . By the arms and policy of John , or Joannices , the second ...
The troops of Asia and Europe extended on the right and left from the Propontis
to the harbor ; the Janizaries in the front were stationed before the sultan's tent ;
the Ottoman line was covered by a deep intrenchment ; and a subordinate army ...
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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