The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery. [By W.D. Cooley]

The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery. [By W.D. Cooley]

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...he entered it, was a desert: the inhabitants had fled from iheir houses to escape the cruelty of the emperor, nor could the encouragement which was held out to new settlers restore its population. This terrific ruler was the emperor Mohammed, son of Ghiath Oddin Toglik, descended of the Turks who were settled in the mountains of Sindia. "This emperor," according to our author, "was one of the most bountiful and splendidly munificent men where he took, but in other cases one of the most impetuous and inexorable, and very seldom indeed did it happen that pardon followed his anger." This was a dangerous kind of patron to approach; but the learned theologian, Ibn Batuta, was received with singular favour, reaped the benefits of the emperor's generosity, and fortunately escaped from his displeasure. When he was called in to the imperial presence, and had done homage, the vizier said to him, ' The lord of the world appoints you to the office of judge in Dehli; he gives you, at the same time, a dress of honour, with a saddled horse and also twelve thousand dinars for your present support; he has, moreover, appointed you a yearly salary of twelve thousand dinars, and a portion of lands in the villages which will'produce annually an equal sum.' The traveller, on receiving this unexpected appointment, did homage according to custom, and withdrew. But the Vol. i. o emperor's munificence did not stop here. The newlyappointed judge of Dehli received another present of twelve thousand dinars, and a cell, or endowed mansion, was likewise placed at his command. Yet so great were the expenses incurred by his following the court in the expeditions of the emperor, that he shortly found himself involved in dehts to the amount of fifty-five...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560051
  • 9781236560056