The American Classical Authors; Select Specimens of the Anglo-American Literature. Preceded by an Introductory Essay on Its Origin and Progress with Biographical and Critical Sketches. A. M. D. T. Handbuch Der Nordamericanischen

The American Classical Authors; Select Specimens of the Anglo-American Literature. Preceded by an Introductory Essay on Its Origin and Progress with Biographical and Critical Sketches. A. M. D. T. Handbuch Der Nordamericanischen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...that he made war less like a paladin than a prince, less for glory than for mere dominion; and that his policy was cold, selfish and artful. He was called the wise and prudent in Spain; in Italy, the pious; in France and England the ambitious and perfidious. While giving his picture, it may not he deemed impertinent to sketch the fortunes of a monarch whose policy ha/d such an effect upon the history of Columbus and the destinies of the New World. Success attended all his measures. Though a younger son, he had ascended the throne of Arragon by inheritance; Castile he obtained by marriage, Granada and Naples by conquest; and he seized upon Navarre as appertaining to any one who could take possession of it, when Pope Julius II. excommunicated its sovereigns, Juan and Catalina, and gave their throne to the first occupant. He sent his forces into Africa, and subjugated, or reduced to vassalage, Tunis, and Tripoli, and Algiers, and most of the Barbary powers. A new world was also given to him, without cost, by the discoveries of Columbus, for the expense of the enterprise was bome exclusively by his consort Isabella. He had there objects at heart from the commencement of his reign, which he pursued with bigoted and persecuting zeal, the conquest of the Moors, the expulsion of the Jews, and the establishment of the Inquisition in his dominions. He accomplished them all, and was rewarded by Pope Innocent VIII. with the appellation of most Catholic Ma jesty-a title which his successors have tenaciously retained. Contemporary writers have been enthusiastic in their descriptions of Isabella, but time has sanctioned their eulogies. She is one of the purest and most beautiful characters in the pages of history. She was well formed, of the middle size, with...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656510X
  • 9781236565105