The Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 2

The Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 2

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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. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...a rebellion at Baghdad, where the populace assembled in great numbers, burnt one of the bridges over the-Tigris, and demolished the other, opened all the prisons in that city, pillaged the houses of the wealthiest inhabitants, and distributed the mpney that sell into their hands on this occasion amongst-the forces posted for the desence' of the frontiers, at a considerable distance from the town. The troops likewise in garrison at Baghdad, enraged at the Turkish insolence, about the same time committed great disorders. In the 250th year of the Hejra Yahya Ebn Omar Ebn j rebellion Yahya, of the house of Ali, assembled a body of troops breaks out at Cussa, and declared his intention to dethrone Al Mosta'in. at Cufa. Upon advice of this revolt the khalif sent Mohammed Ebn Abd'allah Ebn Tha'her Ebn Al Hosein with an army against Yahya, who coming up with him near Cusa, attacked him with such bravery, that he put his forces to flight. Yahya himself was killed in the action, and his head sent by Mohammed to Al Mosta'in, who caused it to be exposed to the view of the people in one of the most public places of Sarra Manray. This deseat, and the death of Yahya, extinguished the rebellion in the Arabian Irak. The troubles, however, still continued at Baghdad. Some of the authors followed by M. D'Herbelot relate, Another that Hasan Ebn Yezid, another chief of the house of Ali, rebellion in rebelled against the khalif, and seized upon the province of Tabresian. Tabrestan. This usurper, according to thofe writers, renamed master of that province nineteen years, and left it to his brother Mohammed Kascm, or Kassem, who succeeded him, and kept possession of it eighteen years, with 1 Put any molestation from the khalifs. About this time R 3 the the people more

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