History for Ready Reference, from the Best Historians, Biographers, and Specialists; Their Own Words in a Complete System of History Volume 4

History for Ready Reference, from the Best Historians, Biographers, and Specialists; Their Own Words in a Complete System of History Volume 4

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... on trying to encounter the Roman galleys with rafts. "Then the Chagan gave up the siege in disgust and retired across the Danube." Meantime Heraclius was wasting Media and Mesopotamia, and next year he ended the war by a decisive victory near Nineveh, as the result of which he took the palace of Dastagerd, "and divided among his troops such a plunder as had never been seen since Alexander the Great captured Susa.... In March, 628, a glorious peace ended the 26 years of the Persian war. Heraclius returned to Constantinople in the summer of the same year with his spoils, his victorious army, and his great trophy, the 'Holy Wood.'... The quiet for which he yearned was to be denied him, and the end of his reign was to be almost as disastrous as the commencement. The great Saracen invasion was at hand, and it was at the very moment of Heraclius' triumph that Mahomet sent out his famous circular letter to the kings of the earth, inviting them to embrace Islam."--C. W. C. Oman, The Story of the Byzantine Empire, eh. 9-10. Also In: J. B. Bury, Hist, of the Later Roman Empire, bk. 4, pt. 2, and bk. 5, eh. 1-3 (-. 2).--See, also, Persia: A. D. 226-627. A. D. 568-573.--Invasion of the Lombards.--Their conquest of northern Italy.--Their kingdom. See Lombards: A. D. 568-573; and 573-754. See of St. Peter. A. D. 590-640.--Increasing influence and importance of the Bishop of Rome.--Circumstances under which his temporal authority grew.--" The fall of the shadowy Empire of the West, and the union of the Imperial power in the person of the ruler of Constantinople, brought a fresh accession of dignity and importance to the Bishop of Rome. The distant Emperor could exercise no real power over the West. The Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy...show more

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  • Paperback | 838 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,465g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608399
  • 9781236608390