Besides the sex, there is food. Hugh the Great, Stephen of Chartres, etc.
Gibbon, however, knew that modern Church writings were secondary sourcesand he shunned them in favor of primary sources. The building of gigantic armaments when the real enemy was within: the decadence of the people.
Soliman, son of Orchan, accompanies 10, Turks at the invitation of Cantacuzenus in civil wars in Romania and they end up peopling the Chersonesus, Thrace, and Gallipoli.
The successors of Charlemagne and the Othos derived their legitimacy and titles from the popes Siege and conquest of ConstantinopleIsaac restored and Alexius Angelus escapes. Gregory X established how to elect the pope expeditiously by confining the cardinals in a conclave.
Finally, the last section covers the breakup of the Huns and its calamitous effect on the Romans. In the s, the Huns — which had heretofore had an indirect effect on the Empire — rampaged across Europe, and towards Rome itself, under the leadership of Attila.
The first two were well received and widely praised. Much destruction in Hungary and Bulgaria.