A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867) Volume 802-867

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867) Volume 802-867

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...we accept the story, as it is told by the Greek writers, we have to suppose that Manuel deserted from the Caliph in A.D. 830, and returned in A.D. 832, and therefore to date the embassy of John to the winter of A.D. 831-2. Such a conclusion involves us in several difficulties; and the most probable solution of the problem appears to be that Manuel fled from the Court not of Theophilus, but of his father, and returned to Constantinople 1 Their falsehood was exposed Manuel managed to separate himself by the eunuch Leo, protovestiarios and the Cali h's son (Abbas) in a (Simeon, Add. Georg. 796). hunting expe ition from the rest of 2 Simeon (Add. Georg. 796-7), the party, kissed the prince, and represents this mission as the primary purpose of John's journey to Syria. 3 1'61! ei/v1r6'ypa.centsov )6'yoV Kai 'rd centsv)a.K-rbv T00 flaamews, Simeon ib. (=-rb xpuu'o, Boz9))centsov and To 1017,8. e'yK6)1nov in Cont. Th. 119 cp. Gen. 63, where an anecdote is told of John's visiting Manuel in the guise of a ragged pilgrim). 4 The versions vary both as to the place and the circumstances. Simeon (Add. Georg. 798), says vaguel that it was near the Anatolic heme; took an aifecting leave of him. According to Genesios, when the Saracens attacked a place called Geron, he went over to the Christians and escaped into the town; Ramsay places Geron between Germanicia and Mambij (Asia Minor, 301). In Cont. Th. 120, he is said to have arranged a plan of escape with the strategos of Cappadocia. From Yakubi we learn that in 830 Manuel was with Abbas at Resaina (cp. Appendix VIII. ). 5 Gen. 68, Cont. Th. 120. in A.D. 830.1 Both J ohn's embassy and Manuel's adventures interested popular imaginatioshow more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676093X
  • 9781236760937