History of Civilization; From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution Volume 1-2

History of Civilization; From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution Volume 1-2

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...arms to it. The senatorial and curial aristocracy was a mere.phantom; the clergy became the real aristocracy; there was no Roman people; a Christian people arose. It is with them we shall occupy ourselves in the next lecture. THIRD LECTURE. Object of the lecture--Variety of the principles and forms of religious society in Furope--Classification of the different systems, 1. According to the relations of the church in the state; 2. According to the internal constitution of the church--All these systems assign their origin to the primitive church--Critica.l examination of these pi-otensions--'l'hey have all a certain degree of fonndation--Fluctuation and complexity of the external situation and internal position of Christian society from the first to thc fifth centur_v--Pi-edominant tendencies--Prevalent facts of the fitth century--Causes of liberty in the church at this period--The election of bishops--Councils--Comparison of religious with civil society--Of the chiefs of these two societies--Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris. ' THE subject which is now about to occupy our attention, is the state of religious society in the fifth century. I need not remind you of the great part it has played in the history of modern civilization: that is a fact perfectly well understood. Nor is it in modern history that this fact first manifested itself; the world has seen more than one striking example of the power of the religious society, of its ideas, its institutions, its government. But there is a fundamental difference to be remarked. In Asia, in Africa, in antiquity, everywhere before the organization of Europe, religious society presents itself under a general and simple form; this is the clear prevalence ofa system, the domination ofa principle: ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830326
  • 9781236830326