The History of Modern Europe: From the Fall of Constantinople, in 1453, to the War in the Crimea, in 1857, Volumen2


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Página 190 - He was a rigid Mussulman, and insisted on a precise observance of all the precepts of the Koran. He was very temperate in his diet, ate but little meat, and amused himself chiefly with hunting. In his moments of depression he was accustomed to humble himself before God, and composed spiritual hymns, in which he compared his nothingness with the power of the Almighty. He was very scrupulous in keeping his word; he loved justice, and never 1 "Relationo" of Navagero, in Albert's Collection.
Página 557 - ... language. The oldest allies of the emperor, the chiefs of the League, and above all Maximilian of Bavaria, were dissatisfied with the present, and anxious about the future. While affairs were in this position, it happened that Ferdinand assembled the Catholic electors of Ratisbon in the summer of 1630, for the purpose of procuring the election of his son as king of the Romans. It was not possible that such an occasion should pass away without the discussion of all other public affairs. The emperor...
Página 384 - Tschambock, besides several fortresses, were taken by the Imperialists, and the operations of the Turkish Seraskier Saturdschi were so unfortunate as to cost him his dismissal and his life. Both sides were now exhausted, and eager to conclude a peace if satisfactory terms could be obtained. In 1599 the Grand- Vizier, Ibrahim...
Página 385 - Palfy ; but nothing was effected : the demands on both sides were too high, and the war was continued six years longer. We shall not, however, enter into the details of a struggle which was feebly carried on with varying success, and which gave birth to no events of decisive importance. Even the death of Mahomet III...

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