But the quarrels which led to the murder of Othman were fomented not so much in Arabia as in Kufa and Basra and Fostat.
For thirty years after the peace of Utrecht the Provinces kept themselves free from entanglement in the quarrels of their neighbours.
Now the survivors return home and hold a love-feast, in which all quarrels are healed, all trespasses forgiven.
His temper was what the French happily call a difficult one, and his life was consequently enlivened or disturbed by various literary quarrels.
During the quarrels between the papacy and the Byzantine Empire her domains in lower Italy and Sicily also disappeared as time went on, and the territorial possessions of the Roman Church were concentrated in the neighbourhood of Rome.