The Encyclopaedia Britannica; Latest Edition. a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature Volume 1

The Encyclopaedia Britannica; Latest Edition. a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature Volume 1

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...but extended into Gaul as far m the rivers Rhone and Loire. In religion Aiaric was aa Arian, but that he was tolerant of tho orthodox Catholics im shown by the decrees of the Council of Agde, summoned fcy him in 606. He displayed similar wisdom and liberdhjj in political affairs by appointing a commission to prepare an abstract of the Roman laws and imperial decrees, which should form the authoritative code for his dominions. This is generally known as the Breviarium Ah.riew.nvm. It contains six books of tho code of Theo dosins, and is therefore sometimes called tha Corpus Theodosii. The full text has been given by SavignyJ Aiaric was of a peaceful disposition, and endeavoured strictly to-maintain the treaty which his father had concluded with the Franks. Clovis, however, desiring to obtain the Gothic province in Gaul, found a pretext for war in the Arianism of Aiaric. The intervention of Theodoric, ting of the Ostrogoths and father-in-law of Aiaric, proVed unavailing. The two armies met in 507 at Voglade (VouillS), near Poitiers, where tho Goths were defeated, and their king, who took to flight, was overtaken. and slain by Clovis himself. ALASCO, John (in Polish, Laschi), a Polish nobleman, born in 1499, who travelled extensively in his youth, and during a residence in Zurich imbibed the doctrines of the Reformation from Zwingli. At Basel in 1525 he hs.d frequent intercourse with Erasmus, who held him in great esteem, and bequeathed his library to him On his return to his native country he was offered more than once ecclesiastical preferment, whioh the change in his religious opinions prevented Mm from accepting. With the view of securing more freedom, he quitted Poland, and after travelling for a time, became pastor of a...show more

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