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His eldest son Andronicus, the regent of Constantinople, was repeatedly urged to
exhaust every resource; and, even by stripping the churches, to extricate his
father from captivity and disgrace. But the unnatural youth was insensible of the ...
After the necessary preparations, John Palaeologus, with a numerous train,
accompanied by his brother Demetrius, and the most respectable persons of the
church and state, embarked in eight vessels with sails and oars, which steered ...
... judgement of the Catholic church. On the substance of the doctrine, the
controversy was equal and endless : reason is confounded by the procession of
a deity; the gospel, which * The Greeks, who disliked the union, were unwilling to
The first impression of the Doric and Ionic colonies has never been completely
erazed; the Calabrian churches were long attached to the throne of
Constantinople; and the monks of St Basil pursued their stadies in mount Athos
and the schools ...
Their tardy zeal was quickened by the fierce exhortations of St Bernard *; and the
enemy of the church was driven by persecution to the desperate measure of
erecting his standard in Rome itself, in the face of the successor of St Peter. Yet
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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