The Turkish Empire; In Its Relations with Christianity and Civilization Volume 1

The Turkish Empire; In Its Relations with Christianity and Civilization Volume 1

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...the Seigneur de Montmorel, and Seigneur de Sampe, and many more brave knights, puissant lords, and gallant youths of noble houses" The very flower of the French chivalry." Alas, the.power to which the Ottoman Empire owed its origin and its progress, for the chastisement of Christendom, was destined still to be its protection, and the scourge of European princes. The _flower of the French chivalry was doomed to perish miserably, the majority' of its gallant knights and its young princes to be butchered in cold blood by the enemies of their faith and its standard, the cross. The French and Burgundian Crusaders were joined in Germany by the Grand Prince of the Teutonic Order, Count Hohenzollern, and the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, Phillibert de Naillac, at the head of a strong body of the Knights of his Order. In the ranks of the crusaders there were likewise a company of Bavarian. men-at-arms, with many knights, commanded by the Elector Palatine, and a German nobleman, the Count of Munspelgarde, and likewise a band representing the Styrian chivalry, commanded by Herman, Count de Lilly. This magnificent array of European military skill and chivalry was considered by the King of Hungary, as an auxiliary force of greater power and importance than perhaps their numbers justified. When they reached the Danube, and were prepared to commence hostilities against the Turks, in 1396, they numbered only from ten to twelve thousand. The ohronicler of this crusade speaks of the great courage and confidence of its members. They were so confident in their own prowess, that they boasted--" If the sky were to fall, they would uphold it on the point of their lances." The flower of the chivalry of...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806069
  • 9781236806062