Travels in the Ionian Isles, Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia and C. During the Years 1812 and 1813

Travels in the Ionian Isles, Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia and C. During the Years 1812 and 1813

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ... the Moriotes accomplished by intrigue what open force could not obtain; and their acquired influence at Constantinople, aided probably by a sense of the danger to which the Turkish authority was exposed in the province, procured a mandate for the I;IIl0V3.l of Veli Pasha. This change was eifected in the summer of 1812. The government of Larissa, and the adjoining part of Thessaly, was at the same time conferred upon him; which new dignity, however, is probably little more than nominal in its nature. The real dominion of Thessaly was previously in the hands of Ali Pasha, and it cannot be doubted that all the effective power (if the government continues in the same channel. The state of political relation between the father and son is not very accurately known, . and I have more than once heard that there were private disagreements betwixt them, which deterred Veli Pasha from appearing at Ioannina. I did not_myself observe any evidence of such disagreements, but nevertheless it is possible that they may actually exist. ' In the course of his public life, Veli Pasha has acquired a large property in villages and lands; partly by the gift of his father, partly by his own purchase, -and other modes of acquisition. It is rumoured that since-he quitted the Morea, pecuniary charges to an enormous amount have been brought against him by the Porte; but I do not venture to say that this story has any certain foundation. "" In a long article of the Monitepr of January 1813, pointedly directed against the family pretensions of Ali Pasha, who is accused of aiming at the dignity of Sultan, there is an invective against Veli Pasha, as favoured, rather than opposed, the operations of the Russians in this campaign.. msronr or vnm PASHA. 253 His...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870719
  • 9781236870711