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He did not neglect his own affairs but led all his forces toward the upper regions of Armenia. 5. Some years before Bayazid had taken Sebastea Magna of C a p p a d ~ c i a . 87 On his return he came to Prusa; then leaving Prusa, he crossed the straits to Adnanople where he made the following pronouncement t o Emperor John, “If I expelled Emperor 88 Decline and Fall of Byzantium Manuel from the City, I did this not for your salre but for mine. If you wish to be my friend, then leave the City aiid I will grant you any province you desire.

The tyrant welcomed him. Isa provided for him, lavished on him all kinds of provisions, and, rewarding him with benefactions, installed him in Ephesus. Doukas adopted his foreign residence for his homeland, and esteemed and honored the foreigner and barbarian as one crowned by God, recalling to mind the wicked deeds of the Romans. My grandfather foresaw that shortly all the lands from Thrace to the Danube would fall into the hands of the Turks who would soon become absolute masters just as it had happened not long before in Phrygia and Asia and in the provinces beyond.

He transported many craftsmen to Persia.

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