Fifth Book of Lessons; For the Use of Schools

Fifth Book of Lessons; For the Use of Schools

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...after whom the Saxon line resumed the sovereignty. But another enemy, destined to supersede both of these dynasties, -was now advancing to power, namely, the Normans, who had settled themselves on the west coast of France. Towards the middle of the century, William, Duke of Normandy, invaded England, defeated Harold, king of England, at Hastings, ascended the English throne, and originated at dynasty of Norman kings, that for many ages reigned in England. In the west, the Turks were rising into power. They were of Tartar descent, and having been called in by the king of Persia to assist him in his wars, they soon, under Tangrolipix, their leader, made themselves masters of Persia. Although they were Mahometans, they scrupled not to attack the caliphate, and overthrow it. They also invaded the Greek empire, ravaged its territories, but did not, till a period considerably later, make themselves masters of Constantinople. FOURTH ERA. The Crusades. At this era, the' empireQof the Saracens, or the Caliphate, which had arisen out of the imposture of Mahomet, had been broken up into many independent kingdoms, all professing the Mahometan religion. A new power, namely, the Turkish, had also sprung up in the bosom of the Caliphate; and was now in possession of Asia Minor, Syria, and some provinces to the eastward. The Turks also were Mahometans. Pales-" tine and Jerusalem were thus _in possession of the, enemies of Christianity. TWELFTII CENTURY Ever since the rise and rapid extension of Mahometanism, Jerusalem and Palestine, localities that were endeared to Christians by so many interesting associations, were in the hands of enemies of Christianity. Towards the end of the previous century, thewestern church had been aroused by the preaching of...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805135
  • 9781236805133