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The Balkans

A History of Bulgaria--Serbia--Greece--Rumania--Turkey

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 114,652 / 358 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 3,303
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8364
Genre: History
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d in Transylvania and the modern Rumania, moved southwards in sympathy with this event. The Emperor Valens lost his life fighting against these Goths in 378 at the great battle of Adrianople (a city established in Thrace by the Emperor Hadrian in the second century). His successor, the Emperor Theodosius, placated them with gifts and made them guardians of the northern frontier, but at his death, in 395, they overran and devastated the entire peninsula, after which they proceeded to Italy. After the death of the Emperor Theodosius the empire was divided, never to be joined into one whole again. The dividing line followed that, already mentioned, which separated the prefecture of Italy from those of Illyria and the Orient, that is to say, it began in the south, on the shore of the Adriatic near the Bocche di Cattaro, and went due north along the valley of the Drina till the confluence of that river with the Save. It will be seen that this division had consequences which have lasted to the present day. Generall

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