A New History of the Conquest of Mexico, in Which Las Casas' Denunciations of the Popular Historians of That War Are Fully Vindicated
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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...more to consolidate the heterogeneous elements of the new caliphate, than all that the combined influences of a mild government and religious toleration could effect. For these reasons the Arab dominion in Spain continued long after it had succumbed to Christian rule in Italy, Sardinia, and Sicily; and long after the Tartar Moslem had subverted the Saracen empire in Syria, Egypt, and being wise and well bred, her brother t "The city of Toledo, among being in the country, he resolved to others, had seven churches granted give him a commission to go to the them for the exercise of their reli great Admiral Musa, in embassade gion. Moreover, it was granted that to Cordova, during which voyage he they should have judges of their own Magnuza forced this gentlewoman." religion and nation, and be governed--Grimshaw, page 169 (C). by the laws of the kings of the Goths, "At that time such as had re-with other privileges. By this means tired, and preserved themselves in the the Moors retained an infinite num Pyrenees, Navarre, and the high ber of Christian families, which lived county of Arragon, began to stirr; and multiplied under them, else Spain who chose Garcia Zimines for their had been left desert."--Ibid., pagu head."--Ibid., page 170. 168 (I.) CAUSE OF MOSLEM DECAY. 267 Libya. The progress of the Castilians and their confederates, in population and in arms, little more than kept pace with the declining number of the Moslems. In fact their hostility was, to a certain extent, a real advantage to the Arabs, by gradually contracting their force within a narrower and narrower space, as their numbers diminished from natural causes. Thus they were kept constantly in a compact body, and compelled to employ every art of civilization...
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