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The History of Spain and Portugal Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R279
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The History of Spain and Portugal Volume 2 (Paperback): Samuel Astley Durham
The History of Spain and Portugal Volume 2 (Paperback): Samuel Astley Durham

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The History of Spain and Portugal Volume 2 (Paperback)

Samuel Astley Durham

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...of the cities and towns north and east of the capital, thus circumscribing the dominions of Yahia to little more than the walls of Toledo. Of these glorious and enduring conquests, comprising no fewer than twenty fortified places, so little is said, even by contemporary chroniclers, that we have no more than the meagre names. In 1083, he formally invested that important capital, which after a siege of two years capitulated, as ' Here, too, the prelates of Toledo and Toy, the General Chronicle (Alt'onso's), and the Romance of the Cid, may be consulted. We cannot describe the endless iuiprobabilities we encounter. The romance of this period is to be found embodied in Dr. Southey's admirable translation of the Chronicle of the Cid, -a work not more distinguished for its erudition than for its interest. related in the first volume of this history? In the following year an archbishop was appointed to this restored see. As the other wars of Alfonso with the Mohammedans 1085 need not be repeated here, there is little during the rest of 0 his reign to strike the attention.' To fortify himself, how-1109' ever, against the formidable Almoravides, --who at this period were annihilating, one by one, the princes of Andalusia, who had signally defeated himself 1', and were preparing to push their conquests farther towards the north and west, --he connected himself more closely with some French princes, to whom in return he was indebted for some portion of success. To Henry count of Besancon, a near relative of his queen Constance, in 1095 he gave his illegitimate daughter Theresa, with his Lusitanian conquests, extending from Oporto on the Duero to the confines of the Mohammedan kingdom of Badajoz. These conquests, which had before...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Samuel Astley Durham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 126
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-02935-1
Barcode: 9781230029351
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-02935-4

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