A General History of the World, Volume 1

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Page 171 - ... victory over Maximus, who was put to death by his own soldiers in Aquileia. He gave him as his principal minister the Frank Arbogast, who had just freed Gaul from the Germans, but who filled all the civil and military offices with barbarians. After the departure of Theodosius, Valentinian wished delivery from this tutelage, but a few days later he was found strangled in his bed (392). Arbogast threw the purple over the shoulders of a dependent of his own, the pagan orator Eugenius, and tried...
Page 192 - There is no God but God and Mohammed is the Prophet of God. In this way Mohammed's name is tied as closely as possible to that of the God Whose lore he preached on earth. This lore, incorporated in the Koran, is the final, the best and most beautiful expression of God's Word ever given to any prophet. Some chapters of the Koran are then specifically mentioned...
Page 38 - In the ancient world society reposed on slavery, but the Jews had servants rather than slaves. Elsewhere the legislator disregarded the poor and repelled the stranger. Here the law distinguished in favor of the poor. It prohibited usury, enjoined alms, prescribed charity, even toward animals, and was kindly to the stranger. Thus everything which the ancient world degraded and rejected, the Mosaic law exalted. In this society, the stranger was no longer an enemy, the slave was still a man, and woman...
Page 167 - Constantine (323-337). — These three mighty facts — the establishment of Christianity as the dominant religion of the empire, the foundation of Constantinople and the administrative reorganization — fill the reign of Constantine. From his defeat of Licinius in 323 to his death in 337, we find nothing in his personal history except the bloody tragedies of the imperial palace, in which by his orders his son Crispus, his empress Fausta and the son of Licinius, a child of twelve...

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