Impressions of Greece. with an Intr. by (W.M.) Wyse, and Letters from Greece by A.P. Stanley

Impressions of Greece. with an Intr. by (W.M.) Wyse, and Letters from Greece by A.P. Stanley

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...the muddy fields: horse and man floundered about until both fell; and as none that fell could rise again, the confusion soon became inextricable. The Catalan light troops were at last ordered to rush in, and slay knights and nobles without mercy. Never did the knife of Aragon do more unsparing execution, for mercy would have been folly, while the Spanish army remained exposed to the attack of a superior force arrayed before it in battle-array, and which could easily have effected its retreat in unbroken order to the fortresses in its rear. It is reported that, of all the nobles present with Walter do Brienne. two only escaped alive, and were kept as prisoners--Boniface of Verona, and Roger Deslau of Roussillon. The Duke of Athens was among the first who perished. The Athenian forces had witnessed the total defeat of their choicest band of cavalry; the news that the Duke was slain spread quickly through their ranks, and, without waiting for any orders, the whole army broke its order, and each man endeavoured to save himself, leaving the camp and all the baggage to the Grand Company. This victory put an end to the power of the French families in northern Greece."--Finlay'a 'Mediaeval Greece, ' pp. 17-t--17G. This meagre stream is formidable, no doubt, in spring and winter. We thought after the late rains that it might have been more swollen and impassable. Winter I should think a very critical affair for precipitate travellers, and so seem to think the natives themselves. The Livadia and Orchomenos people declare the line to Thebes to be impracticable from these streams during the greater part of winter. We soon passed a second, apparently that near Hagios Joannes, and then a third, somewhat broader and clearer, but which, from its windings, we...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634853
  • 9781236634856