Annals of the Empire

Annals of the Empire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: John XXII., dated at Avignon, October 23: "We reprobate the said Louis as a heretic. We strip the said Louis of all his estate, movable and immovable, of the palatinate of the Rhine, and of all right to the empire; and we forbid all persons whatever to supply the said Louis with corn, linen, wine, wood, etc." The emperor's heresy consisted in his going to Rome. 1328--Louis of Bavaria is crowned in Rome, without taking the oath of fidelity. The famous Castruccio-Castracani, tyrant of Lucca, at first created by the emperor count of the palace of the Lateran and governor of Rome, conducts him to St. Peter's with the four chief Roman barons, Colonna, Orsini, Savelli, and Conti. Louis is consecrated by a bishop of Venice, assisted by a bishop of Aleria, both excommunicated by the pope. There was little disturbance in Rome at this coronation. April 18 the emperor holds a general assembly, where he presides, clothed with the imperial mantle, the crown on his head and the sceptre in his hand. One Nicholas F abriano, an Augustine monk, there accuses the pope, and asks " if any one present has a mind to defend the priest of Cahors, who calls himself Pope John." The order of Augustines was doomed to produce one day a man much more dangerous to the popes, namely, Martin Luther. Then the sentence was read, by which the emperor deposes the pope. " We will," says he, " follow the example of Otho I., who, with the clergy and people of Rome, deposed Pope John XII. We depose from the see of Rome James of Cahors, convicted of heresy and treason," etc. Young Colonna, secretly attached to the pope, publishes his opposition in Rome by fixing it to the church door, and betakes himself to flight. At...
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852184
  • 9781236852182