Turkey, ancient and modern: a history of the Ottoman Empire from the period of its establishment to the present time

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A. & C. Black, 1854 - 540 páginas
 

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Página 531 - ... the ancient rule of his empire, and in virtue of which it has at all times been prohibited for the ships of war of foreign Powers to enter the Straits of the Dardanelles and of the Bosphorus ; and that, so long as the Porte is at peace, His Majesty will admit no foreign ship of war into the said Straits.
Página 487 - The Sublime Porte promises to protect constantly the Christian religion and its churches, and it also allows the Ministers of the Imperial Court of Russia to make, upon all occasions, representations, as well in favour of the new church at Constantinople...
Página 521 - And their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, the King of the French, the...
Página 81 - In this common captivity, the ranks of society were confounded ; the ties of Nature were cut asunder ; and the inexorable soldier was careless of the father's groans, the tears of the mother, and the lamentations of the children. The loudest in their wailings were the nuns, who were torn from the altar with naked bosoms, outstretched hands, and dishevelled hair ; and we should piously believe, that few could be tempted to prefer the vigils of the harem to those of the monastery.
Página 74 - ... the winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Página 503 - God forbid ! any of the stipulations contained in the present article should be infringed, and the reclamation of the Russian minister...
Página 436 - Nevertheless, as his Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, wishing to spare the Sublime Ottoman Porte the expense and inconvenience which might be occasioned to it, by affording substantial aid, will not ask for that aid if circumstances should place the Sublime Porte under the obligation of furnishing it, the Sublime Ottoman Porte, in...
Página 81 - In the space of an hour, the male captives were bound with cords, the females with veils and girdles. The senators were linked with their slaves ; the prelates with the porters of the church ; and young men of a plebeian class with noble maids, whose faces had been invisible to the sun and their nearest kindred.
Página 505 - All prisoners of war, of whatever nation, condition, or sex they may be, which are in the two empires, must, immediately after the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty of peace, be set free, and restored without the least ransom or payment, with the...
Página 515 - The present Treaty of Defensive Alliance shall be ratified by the two high contracting parties, and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged at Constantinople within the space of two months, or sooner if possible.

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