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THE

HISTORY

OF

THE DECLINE AND FALL

OF THE

ROMAN EMPIRE.

BY EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ.

THE SECOND AMERICAN EDITION.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

VOL. VIII.

7:11-YORK

PHILADELPHIA:

PRISTED BY ABRAHAM SMALL......AND PUBLISHED BY UM, AND M. CARLY.

1816.

CONTENTS OF THE EIGHTH VOLUME,

Elevation of Timour' or Tamerlane to the Throne of Samarcand.- His Conquests in Per.

sia, Georgia, Tartary, Russia, India, Syria, and Anatolia.His Turkish War - De.

feat and Captivity of Bajazet.- Death of Timorr.-Civil War of the Sons of Bajazet.
- Restoration of the Turkish Monarchy by Mahomet the Firet.-Siege of Constantinople
by A murath the Second.

CHAPTER LXVI.

Application of the Eastern Emperors to the Popes. Visits to the West, of John the First,

Manuel, and John the Second, Palæologus.-Union of the Greek and Latin Churches,
promoted by the Council of Basil, and concluded at Ferrara and Florence.- State of
Literature at Constantinople. ---Its Revival in Italy by the Greek Fugitives.-Curiosity
and Emulation of the Latins.

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