History of the Voyages and Discoveries Made in the North. Transl. from the German, and Elucidated by Several Maps

History of the Voyages and Discoveries Made in the North. Transl. from the German, and Elucidated by Several Maps

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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. 1786 edition. Excerpt: ...of virtue and knowledge, and to a state of exalted felicity. Deusille fuit Qui princeps vitae rationem invenit earn quae Nunc appellatur sapientia; quippe per artem FLuctifeus e tantis vitam, tantisque tenebris In tam tranquiUo, Sc tarn clara luce locavit, Lucret. Lib. V. v. 7--it. In the east, at Constantinople, the altercations of the clergy, and the ambition of those who grasped after the Imperial dignity, had introduced the same gross ignorance and immorality into every rank and condition of life; and in the other parts of Asia, the Arabian Caliphs, or successors of. Mahomet, in consequence of their voluptuousness, their inactivity, and of their impolitic reception of a number of Generals of the Turkish race into their kingdoms, and at their courts, had dwindled away into insignificant Mahometan Priests. Syria and Palestine had long been subject to Arabian Princes, who, in thestateof refinement to which they had arrived at that period, behaved to the Christians of those provinces with great moderation j and from motives of policy and love of lucre, the pilgrims from the west, whom superstition and idle conceits had brought in crouds into those parts, to visit the holy sepulchre, were received very favourably. But the Seldschukidian Turks, as well from superstition as from a mistrust of these pilgrimages, which, indeed, were too frequently repeated, and with too numerous trains, began to oppress the Christians and use the pilgrims very ill. These grievances., which were continually encreasing, appeared to Hildebrand, Bishop of Rome, important enough to induce him to summons all Christendom to make Wir against the oppressors of Christianity. But the disputes in which Gregory VII. by his pride and ambition, had involved himself in Europe, .show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236547365
  • 9781236547361