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On his return to Constantinople, the parent and king distinguished his two sons
with suitable rewards; but the faith and manners of the slothful Palaeologus had
not been improved by his Roman pilgrimage; and his apostacy or conversion, ...
... fictions are exposed by the light of Italian history; and they af. ford a strong
presumption against their own truth, by a fabulous tale of his exploits, when he
passed the Adriatic with eight hundred horse to the succour of the King of Naples
The absolute term of his life was superseded by a renewal every third year; and
the enmity of Nicholas the Third obliged the Sicilian King to abdicate the
government of Rome. In his bull, a perpetual law, the imperious Pontiff asserts
the truth, ...
A King of France, who has deserved the epithet of Wise, was unwilling to release
them from a local dependence; the cardinals, for the most part his subjects, were
attached to the language, manners, and climate of Avignon; to their stately ...
But in the disorders of the schism, an aspiring neighbour, Ladislaus King of
Naples, alternately supported and betrayed the Pope and the people; by the
former he was declared gonfalonier, or general of the church, while the latter
submitted to ...
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I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Read full review
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A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Read full review