The History of the Crusades, Volume 3

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Redfield, 1853 - Crusades
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Page 38 - At five leagues' distance, towards the south-east, a little beyond the gulf and the lake of the Gullet, arose a city-, called in ancient times Tynis • or Tunissa,* of which Scipio made himself master before he attacked Carthage. Tunis had thriven by the fall of other cities, and in the thirteenth century she vied in wealth and population with the most flourishing cities of Africa. It contained ten thousand houses, and had three extensive suburbs ; the spoils of nations and the produce of an immense...
Page 324 - ... the discovery of America, and of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, very much diminished the trade of A.
Page 380 - I will cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your streams; you shall fall upon the open field, and not be gathered and buried.
Page 39 - Crusaders ; the women and the sick were placed here, whilst the army remained beneath their tents. Louis still hoped for the conversion of the king of Tunis, but this pious illusion was very quickly dissolved. The Mussulman prince sent messengers to the king, to inform him that he would come and meet him at the head of a hundred thousand men, and would require baptism of him on...
Page 363 - ... Christian faith, might in the present battle break the strength of the Saracens and of the devil and extend the kingdom of the church of Christ from sea to sea, over the whole world. There was no delay ; God was present when we cried for His aid, and...
Page 445 - Such was the issue of this crusade, so justly designated by two chronicles, expeditio nugatoria, erpeditio derisoria.^ Two facts strike us as extraordinary in this account : the condition attached by the Old Man of the Mountain to the liberty of the clerk of whom Vincent of Beauvais speaks, and the trade in children carried on by the merchants of Marseilles. Upon the first point we can offer nothing but the opinion re* This account is furnished by Alberic, and is confirmed by Thomas of Champre
Page 295 - ... loyalty which made it the duty of every knight to forget his own glory, and only publish the lofty deeds of his companions in arms. The deeds of valour of a knight were his fortune, his means of living ; and he who was silent upon them was a robber of the property of others. Nothing appeared more reprehensible than for a knight to praise himself. " If the squire," says le Code des Preux, " be vain-glorious of what he has done, he is not worthy to become a knight.
Page 356 - Immediately the fame of this great event being spread through the universe, penetrated the minds of Christians with its mild breath, and wherever it blew, there was no nation, however distant or obscure it might be, that did not send some of its people. This zeal not only animated the provinces bordering on the Mediterranean, but all who had ever even heard of the name of a Christian in the most remote isles, and among barbarous nations. Then the Welshman abandoned his forests and neglected his hunting...
Page 31 - ... and Sicily, which had so often changed masters, that which almost always takes place after a revolution: deceived hopes were changed into hatreds; the excesses inseparable from a conquest, the presence of an army proud of its victories, with the too violent government of Charles, animated the people against their new King. Clement IV thought it his duty to give a timely and salutary warning. "Your kingdom...
Page 34 - ... administering justice to his people. And it was here too that he took leave of Queen Marguerite, whom he had never before quitted, — a separation rendered so much the more painful by the sorrowful reflection it recalled of past events, and by melancholy presentiments for the future. Both the people and the court were affected by the deepest regret, and that which added to the public anxiety was the circumstance that every one was ignorant of the point to which the expedition was to be directed...

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