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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...
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Samuel Astley Durham
||246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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