History of the German People from the First Authentic Annals to the Present Time Volume 3

History of the German People from the First Authentic Annals to the Present Time Volume 3

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...peace, would be needed as a protection against the Oriental-Saracen aggressions, for educational purposes, and humanitarian-social aims of the empire. This plan was wholly nonmedieval, since until that time the state had left this question wholly to the Church, --a custom continued until even later periods by the cities. It would take too much space to discuss Dubois' contempt for the study of dead languages and ancient culture. He emphasized the importance of understanding modern languages, natural history and exact medicine, the value of the education of women, the need of the abolition of celibacy, the Christianizing and Europizing of the Orient through Christian clergymen and Christ, and the necessity for female physicians. There werp many other revolutionary ideas, wholly non-medieval, but Utopian and too far reaching and advanced for the times. This extraordinary idealist and philosopher demanded Upper Italy and the territory to the left of the Rhine for France. A mighty French empire would thus be formed, mistress over Italy, guardian of Europe and the Mediterranean provinces, that is of the entire known world of that day, surrounded by a number of dependent monarchies the most important of which were to be ruled by Capetian families, all well arranged and secured through continuous peace and courts of arbitration. Such imperialism, --fully corresponding to the grand ideas of Napoleon Bonaparte and his nephew, who formulated the "I'empire, c'est la paix,"--meant general welfare and peace, the rise of international commerce and transportation, of prosperity, education, sciences and all moral blessings. Such a bold formulation of thoughts and stupendous plans, created by the optimistic patriotism of the young rising France, did not...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653879X
  • 9781236538796