History of the world Volume 1 ; from the creation of man to the present day. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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. 1896 Excerpt: ...AND MAJOR DOMUS. venturing a decisive battle. Justinian recalled him in anger and drove him into disgrace. A later legend tells how, as a blind old man, he begged a miserable subsistence. 55. His successor was Narses, a supple courtier, but at the same time, a 55. hero like Belisarius. At Tagina, Totila received a mortal wound, and the bravest of his warriors were left on the battle-field. The remnant of the army 553. now those Tejas for their king, but after many bloody battles, he too fell at the head of his braves, and only a small company escaped across the Alps. § 188. Narses, as imperial governor of Ravenna, now ruled the conquered land. But after Justinian's death, Narses was removed, not, however, before he had called the Lombards into Italy.. They came with satisfaction; for they loved to wander, and they were acquainted with the charms of Italy. They marched under the 5os. leadership of Alboin, to the regions of the Po, which received from them the present name of Lombardy. They beseiged and captured Pavia, and made it the capital of their kingdom. Alboin fell a victim to the vengeance of his wife, the beautiful Rosamunde. He had slain her father, Kunimund, king of the Gepidae, and made a drinking s?3. cup of his skull; and at a riot ous feast he compelled the daughter to drink from it. Rosamunde was so embittered by this outrage, that she caused his death. The rough Lombards treated the natives with violence, and robbed them of their possessions. But the fertile fields soon showed the signs of German skill and energy. The Roman organization of cities, which had fallen into decay, was renewed by the German Lombards. A powerful nobility of dukes and counts stood at the head of the war-like nation, and the kings were chosen in the assemblies of...
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