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... of a prince, whose liberal hand distributed benefices and kingdoms with equal
facility. Under his reign, Avignon was the seat of pomp and pleasure; in his youth
he had surpassed the licentiousness of a baron; Was * See the original lives ...
See the two first original lives of Urban V. (in Muratori, Script. Rerum Italicarum,
tom. iii. p. ii. p. 623. 635.), and the Ecclesiastical Annals of Spondanus, (tom. i. p.
573. A. D. 1369, No. 7.), and Raynaldus, (Fleury, Hist. Eccles. tom. xx. p. 223. 224
man or the scholar the uncouth dialect of his Hebrew slaves The history and
geography of the world were familiar to his memory; the lives of the heroes of the
East, perhaps of the West f, excited his emulation ; his skill in astrology is
excused by ...
OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, their lives, their liberties, and the free exercise of their
religion. In the election and investiture of a patriarch, the ceremonial of the
Byzantine court was revived and imitated. With a mixture of satisfaction and
Besides the Lives of Eugenius IV. (Rerum Italic. tom. iii. p. i. p. 869. and tom. xxv.
p. 256.), the Diaries of Paul Petroni and Stephen Infessura are the best original
evidence for the revolt of the Romans against Eugenius IV. The former, who lived
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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