Dalmatia and Montenegro

Dalmatia and Montenegro

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...Chelmo, or Chulmia, and for Herzegovina. See Farlati, vol. iv. p. 190. j See the History in Chapter IX. J Bari was again taken from the Saracens, in the eleventh century, by the Normans. See Gibbon, c. 56. Sensible of the disgrace of paying tribute to these marauders, and alarmed at the friendly intercourse subsisting between them and the Ragusans, the Venetian Republic resolved on making an effort to prevent this confederacy, and weaken the power of the Narentines. A fleet was therefore sent from Venice, with the ostensible object of a voyage to the Levant; which, with every demonstration of peaceable intentions, visited Ragusa. One division anchored in the bay of Gravosa, the other under the rocky island of Lacroma. The admiral landed and paid a visit to the authorities of the city, and expressed his intention of continuing his voyage, as soon as he had taken in water and provisions. The suspicions of the Ragusans were, however, awakened by intelligence, received from a priest, that the Venetians had AD. 971. hostile intentions against them; and on the advance of their fleet from Lacroma towards the city, and of their troops on the side of Grav5sa, the citizens were on the alert, and thwarted their intentions. Such is the account given by the Ragusans; and their legend states that the knowledge of the designs of the Venetians was imparted to the priest by St. Biagio, in a dream; in consequence of which the Ragusans chose that saint to be the patron of their city; and have ever since represented him in the arms of Ragusa; which are a castle, with three towers, and the saint, in the dress of a Bishop, over the door. St. Sergio and St Bacco had been the patrons of Ragusa, until this time; to whom Paulimir erected a church in 691. Appending...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504291
  • 9781236504296