A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines; Being a Continuation of "The Dictionary of the Bible." Volume 1

A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines; Being a Continuation of "The Dictionary of the Bible." Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...The Annates J'etavianiy Laweshamenses, Mosettani, and others, are of local rather than of general value. All the above chronicles are to be found in the first volume of Pertz, Scriptores Ber. Germ, (ii.) Bi/griphies. That of Einhard is a sketch of what Charles was, rather than a real biography. As its purpose is to give a picture, it does not relate the facts either completely or minutely, but still the picture it gives is a true one, and though written after Charles's death it ranks as a contemporary authority. That by the Poeta Saxo, though compiled at the end of the 9th century, makes use of good material not now extant. The Monk of St. Gall wrote his life about the same time. Already in his narrative legend has begun to grow around the name of Charles. The large number of anecdotes related, though of slight authenticity as facts, are valuable as illustrations of manners. These three biographies are to be found both in Pertz (/. c.) and in Jafle's Monutnenta Carolina, (iii.) The Capitularies and Laws of Charles, contained in the Mrst vol. of the Lrgcs of Pertz and in the collection of Baluzius. (iv.) The Letters of Charles, of Einhard, of Alcuin, and of the popes to Charles and his two predecessors, the last-named forming the CWex Carotinus, are to be found in Jatfe. For an account of the lesser authorities and generally see Abel. pp. 1-7, and Watteubach Deutschlands Geschicntsouetlen im Mittefalter, i. ch. 2. II. Literature of the Subject.--Besides the histories of Gibbon, Hallam, Martin, Luden, &c, which treat of Charles and his reign as part of a larger subject, the following are some of the best works of reference. First and foremost is Waitz, DentscJie Yerfaasunfijeschichte vols. 3 and 4, exhaustive on all matters of legislation and...show more

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  • Paperback | 980 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,710g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573897
  • 9781236573896