Mores Catholici, or Ages of Faith, Vol. 1

Mores Catholici, or Ages of Faith, Vol. 1 : Containing Books I, II, III and IV (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Mores Catholici, or Ages of Faith, Vol. 1: Containing Books I, II, III and IV The influence of poverty of spirit upon the authors of books in the middle ages - The vain motives of the generality of heathen writers - The contrast to these in ages of faith - With what object the monastic chronicles were written - Their humility - These books often anonymous - Fame not the object - The obscurity of their authors' lives - The vanity of human fame - The style of the monastic writings; its modesty, stability, and playfulness, not recommended by pompous titles its simplicity and liability to be misinterpreted by the modems; the innocence of these authors, and love of truth - The ascetical writers; remarks upon their style, its connection with their lives and spirit of sacrifice; its literary merits, p. 68. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 860 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 43mm | 1,125g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 790 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243322275
  • 9780243322275