For the period between the rise of Islam and the beginning of the modern history of Abyssinia there are a few notices in Arabic writers; so we have a notice of a war between Ethiopia and Nubia about 687 (C. C. Rossini in Giorn.
Italiana, 1892; Count C. Rossini, "Al Ragali" in L'Espl.
Burney estimated it at 17,000 volumes; after Martini's death a portion of it passed to the Imperial library at Vienna, the rest remaining in Bologna, now in the Liceo Rossini.
The opera of Leicester, in which they first worked together (1823), is remarkable also as showing evidences of the influence of Rossini.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini >>