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Here the Portuguese saw no impoverished tribesmen living in grass huts. They found port cities, with stone piers and many-storied buildings. In the cities were people of many races: blacks, Indians, Persians, and Arabs. Most of the inhabitants of the ports were of mixed race. Almost all were Muslims except for a few Hindus. They had never seen Christians. They at first took the white Portuguese for Turks or Arabs. Dias had skirmishes with the emirs of Mozambique and Mombassa, but he made an ally of the emir of Malindi.
He detached his Companions , some hypaspists, and four battalions of phalangites and led them in a charge straight at Darius. The Persian emperor dropped everything and galloped away, running for his life. Most of the Persian army followed him. The Persian right wing, however, had ridden around the Greek left wing and attacked the camp. They were trying to rescue the family Darius had left behind after Issus. Alexander turned and charged to the rear. The Persians were finally routed. The Macedonians pursued the remnants of the Persian army for 35 miles, slaughtering thousands.
The mechanical ingenuity that had produced the crossbow (which so amazed Anna Comnena) was turned to peaceful arts. Millers began grinding grain with water or windmills. Miners dug deep for coal, iron, copper, and precious metals. Masons built towering Gothic cathedrals. Metal founders learned how to cast enormous bronze bells for those cathedrals. Society began to change, too. The armored knight was no longer supreme. Scottish pikemen had defeated English knights, Flemish infantry, French knights; and Swiss halbardiers, Burgundian knights.
50 Battles That Changed the World: The Conflicts That Most Influenced the Course of History by William Weir