The History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Crusaders to Its Conquest by the Turks, and of the Empire of Trebizond : 1204-1461

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Blackwood, 1851 - Achaia (Greece) - 519 pages

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Page iii - The History of Greece, from its Conquest by the Crusaders to its Conquest by the Turks, AD 1204 to 1566 ; and the History of the Empire of Trebizond, AD 1204 to 1461.
Page 451 - ... and we gave the understanding thereof unto Solomon. And on all of them we bestowed wisdom and knowledge. And we compelled the mountains to praise us, with David ; and the birds also : and we did this. (80) And we taught him the art of making coats of mail for you, that they may defend you in your wars...
Page 496 - In concluding the history of this Greek state, we inquire in vain for any benefit that it conferred on the human race.
Page 35 - Wallachia, the inhabitants of which country are called Vlachi. They are as nimble as deer, and descend from their mountains into the plains of Greece, committing robberies and making booty. Nobody ventures to make war upon them, nor can any king bring them to submission, and they do not profess the \ Christian faith. Their names are of Jewish origin, and some even say that they have been Jews, which nation they call brethren.
Page 178 - Cephissus, and to bestow their widows and heiresses in marriage on the best officers, who thus became possessed not only of well-fortified castles and rich estates, but also of suitable and splendid household establishments. The descendants of the French now felt all the miseries their forefathers had inflicted on the Greeks. Muntaner, the former associate of the Spanish soldiers, observes that on this occasion many stout Catalan warriors received as wives noble ladies, for whom, the day before their...
Page 522 - GREECE UNDER THE ROMANS: A Historical View of the Greek Nation, from the time of its Conquest by the Romans until the extinction of the Roman Empire, BC 146 to AD 717.
Page 43 - The Thracian race has disappeared. The great Celtic race has dwindled away, and seems hastening to complete absorption in the Anglo-Saxon. The Hellenic race, whose colonies extended from Marseille to Bactria, and from the Cimmerian Bosphorus to the coast of Cyrenaica, has become extinct in many countries where it once formed the bulk of the population, as in Magna Graecia and Sicily.
Page 184 - Nicholas Acciaiuoli obtained a grant of the barony and hereditary governorship of the fortress of Corinth in the year 1358. He was already in possession of the castles of Vulcano (Messene), Piadha, near Epidauros, and large estates in other parts of the Peloponnesus. He died in 1365 ; and his sons, Angelo and Robert, succeeded in turn to the barony and government of Corinth 2.
Page 179 - Aragon, and so remained until 1386. From this line of princes the power passed to the Florentine house of Acciauoli, which had risen by commercial success to great influence both in Italy and in the East. Six Dukes of this family ruled over Athens from 1386 to 1456, when Attica, with...
Page 99 - It put an end to the reign of Roman law and civil order in the East ; and to it we must trace all the subsequent evils and degradations of the Byzantine empire, the Orthodox Church, and the Greek nation. Yet society only avenged its own wrongs.

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