Europe, 476-918

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Rivington, Percival & Company, 1895 - 532 էջ

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Էջ 454 - ... fermented bread is absolutely mortal. Such is one of the principal causes of the schism or the rending asunder of Poland ; the dispute has infused acrimony into their blood. Other causes have added to the effect. Some have imagined, in the paroxysms and convulsions of the malady under which they labor, that the Holy Spirit proceeded both from the Father and the Son : and the others have exclaimed, that it proceeded from the Father only. The two. parties, one of which is called the Roman party,...
Էջ 6 - Brittany, ..oo a!?oa rough confederacy of Celtic states. The Seine valley and the middle Loire formed a Romano-Gallic kingdom under Syagrius, the last governor who had acknowledged the supremacy of the empire beyond the Alps. The Cantabrians and Basques in their hills above the Bay of Biscay had preserved their independence against the Visigoths, just as their ancestors, five centuries before, had held out against the Roman conquerors of Spain. Lastly, there was still a fragment of territory on the...
Էջ 60 - God of his queen, and he cried, " Jesus Christ, whom Clotilda declares to be the Son of the living God, if Thou wilt grant me victory over these enemies, I will believe in Thee and be baptized in Thy name.
Էջ 339 - Theodoric the Ostrogoth alone deserves a mention by his side, and Theodoric had a smaller task and less success than the great Charles. For the first time since we began to tell the tale of the Dark Ages we have come upon a man whose form and mind, whose plans and method of life, have been so well recorded that we can build up for ourselves a clear and tangible image of him. Charles the Hammer, king Pippin, Leo the Isaurian, and even the good Theodoric himself, are but shadowy figures, whose outlines...
Էջ 407 - Neustrian dominions which had been left him, though the child of his father's declining years had been specially commended to his protection. But he did not follow up his threats by any prompt action against the young king, but went off to Germany to conclude the campaign against his war of the brother Lewis of Bavaria, which his dead father thr« brothers. had left half finished. But on arriving in Bavaria he did not strike down his enemy, but made a six months' truce with him, and returned to Neustria.
Էջ 206 - Have I not destroyed the Greeks ? You say that you trust in your God. Why has he not delivered out of my hand Caesarea, Jerusalem, and Alexandria?
Էջ 207 - But I will pardon your faults if you will submit to me, and come hither with your wife and children, and I will give you lands, vineyards, and olive groves, and look upon you with a kindly aspect. Do not deceive yourself with vain hope in that Christ, who was not even able to save himself from the Jews, who killed him by nailing him to a cross.

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