Old Calabria

Cover image for

Download


Author: Norman Douglas
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 128,780 / 396 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 554
mnybks.net#: 2271
Genres: Travel, Essays
Excerpt

g dawn? And if you now glance down into this enclosure that once echoed with the song of minstrels and the soft laughter of women, with the discourse of wits, artists and philosophers, and the clang of arms--if you look, you will behold nothing but a green lake, a waving field of grass. No matter. The ambitions of these men are fairly realized, and every one of us may keep a body-guard of pagans, an't please him; and a harem likewise--to judge by the newspapers.

For he took his Orientalism seriously; he had a harem, with eunuchs, etc., all proper, and was pleased to give an Eastern colour to his entertainments. Matthew Paris relates how Frederick's brother-in-law, returning from the Holy Land, rested awhile at his Italian court, and saw, among other diversions, "duas puellas Saracenicas formosas, quae in pavimenti planitie binis globis insisterent, volutisque globis huo illucque ferrentur canentes, cymbala manibus collidentes, corporaque secundum modules motantes atque flectentes." I wish I had been th

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Old Calabria  by Norman Douglas - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Old Calabria  by Norman Douglas - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Old Calabria  by Norman Douglas - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Old Calabria  by Norman Douglas - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Old Calabria  by Norman Douglas - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Old Calabria  by Norman Douglas - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Across Asia on a Bicycle
by Thomas Gaskell Allen
Across The Plains
by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Cathedral Courtship
by Kate Douglas Wiggin
South
by Ernest Shackleton
Across China on Foot
by Edwin Dingle
An Account of Egypt
by Herodotus
Across the Equator
by Thomas H. Reid
Adventures in Many Lands
by Various Authors

See more popular titles from this genre.