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In his declining age, the Emperor had associated John Palatologus, the second
of the name, and the eldest of his sons, on whom he devolved the greatest part of
the authority and weight of government. One day, in the presence only of the ...
In the furious conflicts of Rome and Avignon, the vices of the rivals were mutually
exposed; and their precarious situation degraded their authority, relaxed their
discipline, and multiplied their wants and exactions. To heal the wounds, and ...
they had established the authority, above the Pope, of a general council. It was
enacted, that, for the government and reformation of the church, such assemblies
should be held at regular intervals; and that each synod, before its dissolution, ...
Authority of the Popes in Rome, ed by the clamour and sedition of the Romans,
who encountered their sovereign as a foreign invader; his departure was always
speedy, and often shameful; and, in the absence of a long reign, his authority
Martin the Fourth, who humbly solicited the suf. 128. frage of the Romans. In the
presence, and by the authority of the people, two electors conferred, not on the
Pope, but on the noble and faithful Martin, , the dignity of senator, and the
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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