The History of the Popes; From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the Secret Archives of the Vatican and Other Original Sources Volume 2

The History of the Popes; From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the Secret Archives of the Vatican and Other Original Sources Volume 2

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...anyone who should be guilty of fraud or fail to pay this tenth was to be excommunicated and deprived of his post. A tithe was also imposed on Christendom at large under pain of excommunication, and anyone who should treacherously provide the infidels with arms, provisions, or materials of war was to be severely punished. Furthermore, that the undertaking might not in any way be hindered, the Pope, acting under the authority of Almighty God, determined and commanded that there should be peace throughout the Christian world. Prelates and dignitaries of the Church were authorized to mediate between contending parties, and, if possible, effect a reconciliation. In any case a truce was to be concluded. The refractory were to be punished by excommunication, or, in the case of whole communities proving obstinate, by interdict. "Western See Raynaldus ad an. 1453, N. 9-11; Zinkeisen, ii., 42, and Georgius, 139. See 'Despatch of Antonio da Pistoja to Fr. Sforza of the 10th September, 1453. in Appendix No. 20 from the original in the Ambrosian Library. For an account of the preachers of the Crusade sent forth by the Pope, see Wadding ad an. 1453, and Georgius, 141 et seq. The correspondence between Nicholas V. and the Sultan (see Quirini, Diatriba, p. D1v-dv1; Tosti, VolgaEurope," to quote the words of the historian of Bohemia, "now witnessed a renewal of the scenes which had taken place at the beginning of the Hussite war. Missioners were preaching, distributing crosses and indulgences, collecting tithes, holding popular assemblies, and promoting warlike preparations, but the indifference was greater, and the results smaller than they had previously been, for the institutions and symbols which had once been able to inflame the world with...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628659
  • 9781236628657