The Works of William H. Prescott; History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella Volume 9

The Works of William H. Prescott; History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella Volume 9

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Peter Martyr, Opus Epist., lib. 3, epist. 80.--Conde, Dominacion de los Arabes, tom. iii. p. 242.--Carbajal, Anales, Ms., afio 1489.--Cardonne, Hist. de 1'Afrique et de 1'Espagne, tom. iii. p. 305. were, that the foreign mercenaries employed in the defence of the place should be allowed to march out with the honors of war; that the city should be delivered up to the Christians; but that the natives might have the choice of retiring with their personal effects where they listed, or of occupying the suburbs as subjects of the Castilian crown, liable only to the same tribute which they paid to their Moslem rulers, and secured in the enjoyment of their property, religion, laws, and usages.19 On the fourth day of December, 1489, Ferdinand and Isabella took possession of Baza, at the head of their legions, amid the ringing of bells, the peals of artillery, and all the other usual accompaniments of this triumphant ceremony; while the standard of the cross, floating from the ancient battlements of the city, proclaimed the triumph of the Christian arms. The brave al-cayde, Cidi Yahye, experienced a reception from the sovereigns very different from that of the bold defender of Malaga. He was loaded with civilities and presents; and these acts of courtesy so won upon his heart that he expressed a willingness to enter into their service. " Isabella's compliments," says the Arabian historian, dryly, " were repaid in more substantial coin." "Pulgar, Reyes Cat6Iicos, cap. 124.--Marmol, Rebelion de los Moriscos, lib. 1, cap. 16. The character and proceedings of Yahye, or Yahfa Alnayar, are revealed in their true light by a document in the Archives of Shnancas, bearing date December 25, 1489, in which Ferdinand recites and confirms the promises contained in an...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236671813
  • 9781236671813