The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Vol. 7

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Vol. 7

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Vol. 7

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Vol. 7

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CONTENTS OF THE SEVENTH VOLUME.

CHAPTER LXIV

Conquests of Zingis Khan and the Moguls from China to Poland--Escape of Constantinople and the Greeks--Origin of the Ottoman Turks in Bithynia --Reigns and Victories of Othman, Orchan, Amurath the First, and Bajazet the First--Foundation and Progress of the Turkish Monarchy in Asia and Europe--Danger of Constantinople and the Greek Empire

A.D. PAGE 1206-1227. Zingis Khan, first Emperor of the Moguls and Tartars 1

His Laws 3

1210-1214. His Invasion of China 6

1218-1224. Of Carizme, Transoxiana, and Persia 8

1227 His Death 10

1227-1295. Conquests of the Moguls under the Successors of Zingis 10

1234 Of the Northern Empire of China 11

1279 Of the Southern 12

1258 Of Persia, and the Empire of the Caliphs 12

1242-1272. Of Anatolia 14

1235-1245. Of Kipzak, Russia, Poland, Hungary, &c. 14

1241 Battle of Liegnitz 15

Battle of Mohi 16

1242 Of Siberia 17

1227-1259. The Successors of Zingis 18

1259-1368. Adopt the Manners of China 19

1259-1300. Division of the Mogul Empire 20

1240-1304. Escape of Constantinople and the Greek Empire from the Moguls 20

1304 Decline of the Mogul Khans of Persia 22

1240 Origin of the Ottomans 22

1299-1326. Reign of Othman 23

1326-1360. Reign of Orchan 24

1326-1339. His Conquest of Bithynia 25

1300 Division of Anatolia among the Turkish Emirs 26

1312 Loss of the Asiatic Provinces 26

1310-1523. The Knights of Rhodes 27

1341-1347. First Passage of the Turks into Europe 27

1346 Marriage of Orchan with a Greek Princess 29

1353 Establishment of the Ottomans in Europe 30

Death of Orchan and his Son Soliman 31

A.D. PAGE 1360-1389. The Reign and European Conquests of Amurath I. 31

The Janizaries 32

1389-1403. The reign of Bajazet I. Ilderim 33

His Conquests from the Euphrates to the Danube 34

1396 Battle of Nicopolis 35

1396-1398. Crusade and Captivity of the French Princes 35

1355-1391. The Emperor John Palæologus 38

Discord of the Greeks 39

1391-1425. The Emperor Manuel 40

1395-1402. Distress of Constantinople 40

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