Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 8

Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 8

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...of 47 war-vessels and 19 transports--66 in all. cnr: yiu_r 339 guns, with a force of 10,470 sailors and marines; besides 1076 officers of all grades. Finames.--The revenue of the kingdom of I., fr the financial year 1577, was 55 936,4: )0; the expenditure was X55/.24.300, leaving a snrphis of 312,100. The interest of the public debt payable in 1S76 was no less than 19,753.330. Riiiwaya, iL-c.--In 1S77, Italy had 4934 miles of railway in operation, besides 420 in construction. There were 30i0 post-offices, and ahour 49.000 miles of telegraphs. Religion.--The dominant form of religion of I. is the Ronim Catholic. The Protestants are chiefly in the Waldenian valleys of Piedmont, and number only about 59 000. There are also 35.000 Jews. Political rather than theological reasons, however, Ik fore the abolition of the temporal power, Drought the papacy into great disrepute among the progressive and national section of the c nntiy. Freedom of worship ns"d to he dented to native Protestants by all the states except Piedmont; hut since the late political changes of I., freedom of religious belief is encouraged by the government. The Roman Catholic clergy are estimated at 7 in the 1,000 of the entire population. The church revenues of I. have suffered considerable diminution, owing to the suppression of several orders, and the enforced sale of their lauds by government. Education.--The mass of the Italian people are incredibly illiterate; the primary elements of education, reading aud writing, are by no means universal even among the better classes. A great educational impulse, however, has been Imparted to all the recently united states, in which new public and endowed schools are daily being inaugurated. Normal schools, on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 586 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236599993
  • 9781236599995