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Ali Pacha

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 7

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Published: 1840
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,584 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 3,038
mnybks.net#: 2346
Genre: History
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devoted all his long life to their development and gratification. This explains his whole temperament; his actions were merely the natural outcome of his character confronted with circumstances. Few men have understood themselves better or been on better terms with the orbit of their existence, and as the personality of an individual is all the more striking, in proportion as it reflects the manners and ideas of the time and country in which he has lived, so the figure of Ali Pacha stands out, if not one of the most brilliant, at least one of the most singular in contemporary history.

From the middle of the eighteenth century Turkey had been a prey to the political gangrene of which she is vainly trying to cure herself to-day, and which, before long, will dismember her in the sight of all Europe. Anarchy and disorder reigned from one end of the empire to the other. The Osmanli race, bred on conquest alone, proved good for nothing when conquest failed. It naturally therefore came to pass when Sobieski,

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2007.12.22
JAVA
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GOOD

2007.10.10
VISHAL SINGH
****.

good book one should read


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