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able already ancient Aquitaine arms army attack Austrasia battle began Belisarius bishops brother brought Burgundy called cause century Charles chief Chosroes Christian Church civil complete conquered conquest Constantine Constantinople counts crossed crown danger death defeated died duke East Eastern emperor empire enemies father fell followed force Frankish Franks Gaul Germany Gothic Goths hands head held Heraclius imperial important invaded Italy Justinian king kingdom land later less Lewis Lombard marched Mayor murder Neustria never once palace Papacy passed peace Persian person Pippin Pope prince provinces race raised Ravenna realm rebellion rebels reign returned Roman Rome royal rule ruler Saracen Saxons seems seized sent sons Spain strong struggle subjects success Teutonic Theodoric throne took towns tribes troubles turned Visigothic wars West Western whole young
Էջ 206 - Have I not destroyed the Greeks ? You say that you trust in your God. Why has he not delivered out of my hand Caesarea, Jerusalem, and Alexandria?
Էջ 6 - Brittany, ..oo a!?oa rough confederacy of Celtic states. The Seine valley and the middle Loire formed a Romano-Gallic kingdom under Syagrius, the last governor who had acknowledged the supremacy of the empire beyond the Alps. The Cantabrians and Basques in their hills above the Bay of Biscay had preserved their independence against the Visigoths, just as their ancestors, five centuries before, had held out against the Roman conquerors of Spain. Lastly, there was still a fragment of territory on the...
Էջ 60 - God of his queen, and he cried, " Jesus Christ, whom Clotilda declares to be the Son of the living God, if Thou wilt grant me victory over these enemies, I will believe in Thee and be baptized in Thy name.
Էջ 339 - Theodoric himself, are but shadowy figures, whose outlines we can but dimly seize, but Charles stands before us firm and masterful, a living man, whom we can understand and admire. ' He was tall and stoutly built,' writes his chronicler, Einhard ; ' his height just seven times the length of his own foot. His head was round, his eyes large and lively, his nose somewhat above the common size, his expression bright and cheerful. Whether he stood or sat his form was full...
Էջ 407 - Neustrian dominions which had been left him, though the child of his father's declining years had been specially commended to his protection. But he did not follow up his threats by any prompt action against the young king, but went off to Germany to conclude the campaign against his war of the brother Lewis of Bavaria, which his dead father thr« brothers. had left half finished. But on arriving in Bavaria he did not strike down his enemy, but made a six months' truce with him, and returned to Neustria.
Էջ 207 - But I will pardon your faults if you will submit to me, and come hither with your wife and children, and I will give you lands, vineyards, and olive groves, and look upon you with a kindly aspect. Do not deceive yourself with vain hope in that Christ, who was not even able to save himself from the Jews, who killed him by nailing him to a cross.