Excerpt From The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy Or The Geography, History, And Antiquities Of The Sassanian Or New Persian EmpireSassanians Has Been Elaborately Almost Exhaustively Treated By Mordtmann And Thomas Mr Fergus Son Has Applied His Acute And Practised Powers To The Elucidation Of The Sassanian Architecture By Com Bining The Results Thus Obtained With The Old Sources Of Information The Classical, Especially The Byzantine, Writers It Has Become Possible To Compose A History Of The Sassanian Empire Which Is At Once Consecutive, And Not Absolutely Meagre How The Author Has Per Formed His Task, He Must Leave It To The Public To Judge He Will Only Venture To Say That He Has Spared No Labour, But Has Gone Carefully Through The Entire Series Of The Byzantine Writers Who Treat Of The Time, Besides Availing Himself Of The Various Modern Works To Which Reference Has Been Made Above If He Has Been Sometimes Obliged To Draw Conclusions From His Authorities Other Than Those Drawn By Gibbon, And Has Deemed It Right, In The Interests Of Historic Truth, To Express Occasionally His Dissent From That Writer S Views, He Must Not Be Thought Blind To The Many And Great Excellencies Which Render The Decline And Fall One Of The Best, If Not The Best, Of Our Histories The Mistakes Of A Writer Less Eminent And Less Popular Might Have Been Left Unnoticed Without Ill Results Those Of An Historian Generally Regarded As An Author Ity From Whom There Is No Appeal Could Not Be So Lightly Treated.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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- The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy
- George Rawlinson
- 14 January 2019 George Rawlinson