The history of the Arabians, under the government of the Caliphs: from Mahomet, their founder, to the death of Mostazem, the fifty-sixth and last Abassian Caliph; containing the space of six hundred thirty six years, Volume 4

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T. Payne, 1758 - Arabian Peninsula
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Page 210 - Christians resolved to trust the generosity of the conqueror. Saladin stipulated that the military and nobles should be escorted to Tyre, and that the Latin population should become slaves, if they were not ransomed at the rate of ten crowns of gold for a man, five for a woman, and one for a child. After four days...
Page 115 - ... of fimple medicines and their qualities : the third begins with anatomy, and then fpeaks of the difeafes of the feveral parts of the body : the fourth treats of diftempers in general : and the fifth teaches the method of compounding and applying medicines. The conduct of Avicenna was in no wife fuitable to his noble and elevated genius.
Page 128 - Montferrat at Tyre. Leopold, duke of Auftria, having accufed Richard king of England of that murder, the old man of the mountain wrote him a letter, in which he informed him that his people had done it by his command ; and he informed Leopold of the reafons he had to caufe the marquis to be flain.
Page 128 - They obeyed with ftill greater readinefs, when they were commanded to afiafiinate any prince with whom their leader was difpleafed. Thus, after having murdered the vizir Nezam in 484, they flew Amer, Caliph of Egypt in 554, and Moftarched, Caliph of Bagdat, in 529.
Page 128 - Irak, becaufe that province is veiy mountainous, they that have written the hiflory of the Holy Land have always called the chief of thefe banditti, The old man of the mountain. They were fo devoted to their prince, that on the firft order they flew, or precipitated themlelves from any height.
Page 115 - His debaucheries brought him to poverty, and occafioned him to be afflicted with various maladies, particularly an habitual cholick, of which he died at the age of fifty-five years. A poet, who then wrote his epitaph, fays, on account of his great knowledge and want I 2
Page 115 - Avicenna was in no wife fuitable to his noble and elevated genius. His manners were exceffively corrupt, and deftroyed both his conftitution and fortune. His inordinate love for women and wine...
Page 223 - Syria a large body of his troops under the command of the duke of Burgundy.
Page 66 - Aldoulat mak*£e p0ftn°f ing an ill ufe of the confidence repofed in him by his brother, caufed him to be apprehended, and fent him prifoner to a caftle in...

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