History of the Ottoman Turks from the Beginning of Their Empire to the Present Time; Chiefly Founded on V. Hammer. in 2 Vols Volume N . 1

History of the Ottoman Turks from the Beginning of Their Empire to the Present Time; Chiefly Founded on V. Hammer. in 2 Vols Volume N . 1

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...death in this world, and hell-fire in the next. No quarter is to be given to an enemy with arms in his hands; and war is held to make all modes of destruction lawful. Captives, women, and children, and all that can do Mahometans no harm, are ordered to be spared; but those among the enemy, who from their abilities, sta-tion, or other causes, may hereafter become dangerous to the true believers, may be slain, though they have ceased to resist. All cruelty and mutilation are forbidden, and all breach of faith. Capitulations must be observed, and promises to an enemy kept by whom-soever they were given. If the sovereign disapprove of the terms, he must punish his Mahometan officer who made them. The Turk is never to make a " D Ohsson, 202.-D.Ohsson, 208. Bya somewhat strange limitation the crown of martyrdom is denied to those who die of the field of battle by the effects of their wounds received on it. is 1 182 HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN TURKS. disadvantageous treaty unless when every mode of warfare has been tried, and under pressure of the direst necessity. But such a treaty, if once made, is to be kept strictly. i In watching the vicissitudes of Turkish history, we shall find too frequent violations of the better portions of their laws of war. But their general character is honourable to the people among whom they were framed, and of whose military greatness they were at once a cause and a sign. In the general view which we have been taking of the Turkish institutions, we have lost sight of the individual Mahomet the Conqueror. But our attention is forcibly recalled to him, when we cite one of the canons of the Turkish system of government, without notice of which our survey would be incomplete. It is the legalisation of imperial...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
  • 1236640640
  • 9781236640642