A Concise History of the Moors in Spain from Their Invasion of That Kingdom to Their Final Expulsion from It

A Concise History of the Moors in Spain from Their Invasion of That Kingdom to Their Final Expulsion from It

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...his-route as Zamora, and offering unqualifiedl y both his troops and treasures to facilitate his restoration. Alphonso testified his sense of these obligations, by one of the first acts of his reign. He aided his benefactor against his-enemy, the-King of Cordova, and did this so eflectually as.completely to disable that monarch from renewing his aggressions. Afier the death of Almamon, the grateful Castilian continued the same predilection and friendship for his sonand successor Haccham. But the reign of this prince, unfortunately for his people, was of no duration, and at his death the crown of Toledo devolved to his brother Jabiah, or as others call him Haya, a prince in all respects his very counterpart. He is said, in short, not to have possessed one amiable quality; and from thevery commencement of his reign, made himself equally obnoxious to allorders of his subjects, who were a mixture of Moors and Christians. At length the hatred against him became so general, that two different monarchs were invited by his subjects to dispossess him of the crown, the Christians having recourse to Alphonso, and the Moors to the King of Badajos..It was with much reluctance Alphonso brought himself to accede to the splendid proposal. The former bounties of his. deceased benefactor, his hospitality, his presents, his resentment of his wrongs, his sympathy under his sufferings, and above all the joy he had manifested at his happy restoration: all these considerations pleaded most powerfully against the measure, and the sordid workings of ambition were for a while restrained by the silent admonitions of gratitude. At length it was suggested to him, that, what he hesitated to accept, had been offered to another, and that other not a Christian; and that, ..show more

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  • 9781236964342