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History of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,764 / 272 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.8
LoC Category: DS
Downloads: 651
Added to site: 2009.10.08 25506
Genre: History

a vacancy occurred in the succession either in Syria or in Ethiopia, the Pharaoh would choose from among the members of the family whom he held in reserve, that prince on whose loyalty he could best count, and placed him upon the throne.* The method of procedure was not always successful, since these princes, whom one would have supposed from their training to have been the least likely to have asserted themselves against the man to whom they owed their elevation, often gave more trouble than others. The sense of the supreme power of Egypt, which had been inculcated in them during their exile, seemed to be weakened after their return to their native country, and to give place to a sense of their own importance. Their hearts misgave them as the time approached for them to send their own children as pledges to their suzerain, and also when called upon to transfer a considerable part of their revenue to his treasury. They found, moreover, among their own cities and kinsfolk, those who were adverse to the foreign



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