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The legates, with some respectable members, deserted to the Roman army,
which insensibly rose in numbers and reputation : the council of Basil was
reduced to thirty-nine bishops, and three hundred of the inferior clergy f; while the
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mals, two patriarchs, eight archbishops, fifty-two bishops, and forty-five abbots, or
chiefs of religious orders. After the labour of nine months, and the debates of
twenty-five sessions, they attained the advantage and glory of the re-union of the
In the next page, he blames the rashness and infidelity of the Romans, whom
their bishops vainly strove to conciliate by gifts, instead of virtues. It is pity that this
miscellaneous writer has not given us less morality and erudition, and more ...
... of French factions, that ruled the insanity of Charles the Sixth. At length a
vigorous resolution was embraced ; and a solemn embassy, of the titular
patriarch of Alexandria, two archB b 3 - bishops, * The leading and decisive part
which France ...
C H A P. LXX. -- bishops, five bishops, five abbots, three knights, and twenty
doctors, was sent to the courts of Avignon and Rome, to require, in the name of
the church and king, the abdication of the two pretenders, of Peter de Luna, who
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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