A Grammar of the Turkish Language; With a Discourse on This Language and Literature a Vocabulary, Dialogues and Extracts in Prose and Verse

A Grammar of the Turkish Language; With a Discourse on This Language and Literature a Vocabulary, Dialogues and Extracts in Prose and Verse

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...and govern them according to the rules of equity Three things are frequently the causes producing the downfal of a State: 1. When the sovereign, carried away by the love of pleasure, does not concern himself with the affairs of his kingdom. 2. When the ministers, jealous of each other, are divided in counsels. 3. And, above all, when the army refuses to obey; and, conscious of impunity, commits unbridled excesses. The duty of ministers is, to raise their voices, to discover abuses to the sovereign: it is the duty of the monarch promptly to arrest the evil The Sages assure us, that, in war, a man of genius is of greater value than a thousand soldiers; for a soldier, at most, can kill but ten or twenty persons, but a man of genius may, by his skilful measures, overcome a large army. 'War is only art and stratagem, ' says the Prophet. Less confidence, therefore, should be placed in the bravery of the soldiers, than in the conduct and ability of the general." A work on the subject of Government was among the number of the earliest productions of the Constantinopolitan Press. It is entitled, Usoul al Hukem fi Nizam ul Umem Uai j-XI Jol1 "The Principles of Wisdom on the Government of Nations," and was from the pen of Ibrahim Efendi. It is divided into three parts. In the first, the author treats of the necessity of good government. He speaks of the administration of justice, its officers, and of the different systems of Legislation. The second relates to territory, and its extension and decrease; the necessity of an accurate knowledge of geography, in relation to military science; and lastly, of the advantage of discipline in the troops. The third part displays the military art, as practised by the Christian Powers; the difference...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565223
  • 9781236565228