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" From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness. "
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by William Robertson - 1825
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1791
...this celebrated hiftorian is not a partizan of the Turks : ' It is to the difcovery of the paflage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, and to the vigour and fuccefs with which the Portuguefe profecuted their conqueils and eftabliihed their dominion there,...
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An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients Had ...

William Robertson - 1791 - 364 pages
...dreaded^, inftead of impoverifhing, enriches the kingdom,VIII. IT is to the difcovery of the paflage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, and to the vigour and fuccefs with which the Portuguefe profecuted their conquefts and eftablifhed their dominion there,...
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Ancient Egypt, its monuments and history

1799
...mouldings of a peculiar form. Modern Alexandria is a diminutive city in comparison with the ancient. The discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope destroyed a large share of its commercial importance, but of late years it has somewhat revived....
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The Port Folio

1819
...which they became converted, and the causes that have produced their renegation. It is singular that the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, instead of having promoted the great cause of Christian conversion, should have been the reason,...
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The history of modern Europe: With an account of the decline and ..., Volume 2

William Russell - 1802
...kingdom in Europe, it is become one of the less considerable. Portugal has experienced a like fate, since the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, and the settlement of Brazil : and from the same cause, a too great and sudden influx of wealth. 27. Benzoni,...
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An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients Had ...

William Robertson - 1804 - 384 pages
...dreaded, inftead of impoverifhing enriches the kingdom. VIII. IT is to the difcovery of the paffage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, and to the vigour and fuccefs with which the Portuguefe profecuted their conquefts and eftablifhed their dominion there,...
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European Commerce: Shewing New and Secure Channels of Trade with the ...

William Playfair - 1805 - 651 pages
...that time, the Italian cities, and those on the Baltic Sea, engrossed the whole commerce of Europe. The discovery of the passage to India, by the Cape of Good Hope, and of America, with the facility which the discovery of the magnetic needle had given to the navigation...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1806
...instead of commercial, and preferring political importance to wealth obtained by their original modes." The discovery of the passage to India, by the Cape of Good Hope, with that of America, and the consequent attention to commerce th'ereby excited in other nations,...
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Archives of Useful Knowledge, Volume 1

James Mease (M.D.) - 1811
...that superiority which the northern nations had so long enjoyed. In addition to this circumstance, the discovery of the passage to India, by the Cape of Good Hope, and of America, with the facility which the discovery of the magnetic needle had given to the navigation...
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A Geographical and Historical View of the World: Exhibiting a ..., Volume 5

John Bigland - 1811
...the greatest among the great, the mother of the world, and the delight of the imagination.' Previous to the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, the Oriental commerce of Cairo was very extensive ; but since that time it has greatly declined,...
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