In 1220 form one of the most momentous epochs in Innocent Italian history.
This was one of the few great epochs of geographical discovery.
The term has no real chronological value, for there has been no universal synchronous sequence of the three epochs in all quarters of the world.
The Turkish population, descended in part from the Ottoman invaders of the 14th and 15th centuries, in part from colonists introduced at various epochs from Asia by the Turkish government, declined considerably during the 19th century, especially in the countries withdrawn from the sultan's authority.
The latter, judged as literature, is intolerably dull; but the former is valuable, throwing as it does considerable light on his personal sympathies as well as on the motives of important epochs in his career.