Famous Men of the Middle Ages by John H. Haaren

By John H. Haaren

Leap into the center a while with this vintage historical past textual content. the tale of the center a while is instructed throughout the lives of Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc between others. The recognized males of the center a while publications scholars during the turbulent ‘dark age’ of heritage and illuminates how the realm transitioned from the tip of precedent days to the start of the trendy period. This undying textual content is enthusiastically advised for college kids in moment grade via junior excessive. This version has been up-to-date and edited from the unique John Haaren and Addison Poland version by means of Memoria Press. New formatting and illustrations, plus a word list of individuals & areas make this variation a superb source to your school room or domestic. From the Preface The examine of heritage, just like the research of a panorama, may still commence with the main conspicuous positive aspects. now not until eventually those were mounted in reminiscence will the lesser positive factors fall into their acceptable locations and think their correct proportions. The recognized males of historical and smooth instances are the mountain peaks of heritage. it's logical then that the examine of background may still start with the biographies

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Theodemir died in 475, and then Theodoric returned to his own country and became king of the Ostrogoths. At this time he was eighteen years of age. He was handsome and brave and people loved him, for in those days a man who was tall and strong and brave was liked by everybody. II FOR some years after he became king Theodoric had frequent wars with other Gothic kings and also with the Roman Emperor Zeno. He was nearly always successful in battle, and at last Zeno began to think it would be better to try to make friends with him.

They are called Mohammedans, Mussulmans or Moslems; and the proper name for their religion is "Islam," which means obedience, or submission. The founder of this religion was a man named Mohammed, or Mahomet. He was born in the year 570, in Mecca, a city of Arabia. His parents were poor people, though, it is said, they were descended from Arabian princes. They died when Mohammed was a child, and his uncle, a kind-hearted man named Abutalib, took him home and brought him up. When the boy grew old enough he took care of his uncle's sheep and camels.

Both Christians and Mohammedans fought with terrible earnestness. The fight went on all day, and the field was covered with the bodies of the slain. But towards evening, during a resolute charge made by the Franks, Abd-er-Rahman was killed. Then the Saracens gradually retired to their camp. It was not yet known, however, which side had won; and the Franks expected that the fight would be renewed in the morning. But when Charles Martel, with his Christian warriors, appeared on the field at sunrise there was no enemy to fight.

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