Written by Robert Bruce Baird

CHARLEMAGNE: - The Carolingians are fromrepparttar bastard child ofrepparttar 140011 Merovingians byrepparttar 140012 name of Charlesrepparttar 140013 Hammer Martel. Pepin started them off and Charlemagne isrepparttar 140014 most interesting one in this Holy Roman Empire. His purchase or reward to Alcuin for findingrepparttar 140015 scroll of Jasher and his possession ofrepparttar 140016 Spear used to piercerepparttar 140017 side of Jesus are interesting things to explore. Hopefully I will not need to comment uponrepparttar 140018 obvious bias inrepparttar 140019 following account but these things that pass for history are interesting.

“THOSE who have investigatedrepparttar 140020 origin ofrepparttar 140021 romantic fables relating to Charlemagne and his peers are of opinion thatrepparttar 140022 deeds of Charles Martel, and perhaps of other Charleses, have been blended in popular tradition with those properly belonging to Charlemagne. It was indeed a most momentous era; and if our readers will have patience, before entering onrepparttar 140023 perusal ofrepparttar 140024 fabulous annals which we are about to lay before them, to take a rapid survey ofrepparttar 140025 real history ofrepparttar 140026 times, they will find it hardly less romantic thanrepparttar 140027 tales ofrepparttar 140028 poets.

Inrepparttar 140029 century beginning fromrepparttar 140030 year 600,repparttar 140031 countries bordering uponrepparttar 140032 native land of our Saviour, torepparttar 140033 east and south, had not yet received his religion. Arabia wasrepparttar 140034 seat of an idolatrous religion resembling that ofrepparttar 140035 ancient Persians, who worshippedrepparttar 140036 sun, moon, and stars. In Mecca, inrepparttar 140037 year 571, Mahomet was born, and here, atrepparttar 140038 age of forty, he proclaimed himselfrepparttar 140039 prophet of God, in dignity as superior to Christ as Christ had been to Moses. Having obtained by slow degrees a considerable number of disciples, he resorted to arms to diffuse his religion. The energy and zeal of his followers, aided byrepparttar 140040 weakness ofrepparttar 140041 neighboring nations, enabled him and his successors to spreadrepparttar 140042 sway of Arabia andrepparttar 140043 religion of Mahomet overrepparttar 140044 countries torepparttar 140045 east as far asrepparttar 140046 Indus, northward over Persia and Asia Minor, westward over Egypt andrepparttar 140047 southern shores ofrepparttar 140048 Mediterranean, and thence overrepparttar 140049 principal portion of Spain. All this was done within one hundred years fromrepparttar 140050 Hegira, or flight of Mahomet from Mecca to Medina, which happened inrepparttar 140051 year 622, and isrepparttar 140052 era from which Mahometans reckon time, as we do fromrepparttar 140053 birth of Christ.” (8)

Read Chinese Online - How To Configure Your Computer To Display Chinese Characters

Written by Rosie Wang

To read Chinese Online is becoming easire these days.

If you userepparttar latest Internet Explorer (V4.0 or later) or Netscape Navigator (Version 4 or later), you don't have to install any special program to read Chinese characters because both of these browsers can support Chinese natively. The same is true with other browsers, e.g. Firefox or Mozilla.

If you use previous versions of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you should consider upgrading your browser version. You can also download and install Chinese Font or download Microsoft's free language packs and input methods for Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Installingrepparttar 139883 Chinese language packs will automatically set up Internet Explorer to recognize Chinese.

With Netscape, you need do a little configuration:

From Netscape's main menu, select "Edit" -> "Preferences". Inrepparttar 139884 new window, select "Appearance" and "Fonts". First select "Simplified Chinese" forrepparttar 139885 encoding, and choose "MS Song" or "MS Hei". Select "MingLiU" for "Traditional Chinese" encoding.

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