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. 1853 Excerpt: ...forks. They are fond of smoking very long pipes. 6. The Sultan rules over his country, not according to certain established laws, but according to his own will. The people generally do exactly what he requires; if they refuse to obey him, they are sure to lose their property and their heads. 7. If you were to go to Turkey, you would discover that the climate is warm, and the country naturally fertile; you would also see that the people are indolent and cruel. You would see that they have not many manufactures, and but little commerce. You would see that the lands are poorly cultivated, and that many tracts naturally fruitful are barren and desolate for want of tillage. 8. You would discover that the people dislike the Christians, and worship according to the faith of Mahomet. You would discover,that they have mosques instead of churches. At Constantinople there is a very splendid edifice, called St. Sophia. This was formerly a Greek church, but it is now converted into a Mahometan mosque. 3. What of the countries that formerly belonged to the Ottoman empire? Capital of Turkey? What of Constantinople? 4. What of the sultan' 6. Describe the Turki. 6. How does the sultan rule the Turks? What of the people? 7. Soil and climate of Turkey? The people? Manufactures? Commerce? Lands? 8. Heligon of the Turks? What are their places of worship called? St. Sophia i CHAPTER XCVIL--EUROPE CONTINUED. About the Saracens. How the Turks overturned the Saracen Empire. How the Ottoman Turks founded the Ottoman Empire. About Bajazet, Timour, and others. 1. In the history of Asia, I have given you some account of the Saracens. These you will remember were Arabs, among whom Mahomet and his successors established an empire at the commencement of the seventh century. 2. The kings o...
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