The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (Volume 11)

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4 Urban 77. undertakes [ell. 58. breathes'in his epistles: from either side of the Alps, fifty thousand Catholics had enlisted under the banner of St. Peter S); and his successor reveals his intention of marching at their head against the impious sectaries of Mahomet. But the glory or reproach of executing, though not in person , this holy enterprise, was reserved for Urban the second 4), the most faithful of his disciples. He undertook the conquest of the East, whilst the larger portion of Rome was possessed and fortified by his rival, Guibert, of Ravenna, who contended with Urban for the name and honours of the pontificate. He attempted to unite the powers of the West, at a time when the princes were separated from the church, and the people from their princes, by the excommunication which himself and his predecessors had thundered against the emperor and the king of France. Philip the first, of France, supported with patience the censures which he had provoked by his scandalous life and adulterous marriage. Henry the fourth, of Germany, asserted the right of investitures , the prerogative of confirming his bishops by the delivery of the ring and crosier. But the emperor's party .was crushed in Italy by the arms of the Normans, and the countess Mathilda; and the long quarrel had been recently envenomed by the revolt of his son Conrad, and the shame of his wife 5), who, in the synods of Constance and Placentia, confessed the manifold prostitutions to which she had 3) Ultra quinquagintamillia, si me possunt in expedi- tione pro duce et pontifice habere, armata manA volunt in inimicos Dei insurgere et ad sepulchrura Domini ipso du- cente pel-venire. (Gregor. vii. epist. ii. 31. in torn. xii, p. 322. concil.) 4) See the original lives of Urban II. by Pandulphus Pi- canus a...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217115728
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/31/2011
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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4 Urban 77. undertakes [ell. 58. breathes'in his epistles: from either side of the Alps, fifty thousand Catholics had enlisted under the banner of St. Peter S); and his successor reveals his intention of marching at their head against the impious sectaries of Mahomet. But the glory or reproach of executing, though not in person , this holy enterprise, was reserved for Urban the second 4), the most faithful of his disciples. He undertook the conquest of the East, whilst the larger portion of Rome was possessed and fortified by his rival, Guibert, of Ravenna, who contended with Urban for the name and honours of the pontificate. He attempted to unite the powers of the West, at a time when the princes were separated from the church, and the people from their princes, by the excommunication which himself and his predecessors had thundered against the emperor and the king of France. Philip the first, of France, supported with patience the censures which he had provoked by his scandalous life and adulterous marriage. Henry the fourth, of Germany, asserted the right of investitures , the prerogative of confirming his bishops by the delivery of the ring and crosier. But the emperor's party .was crushed in Italy by the arms of the Normans, and the countess Mathilda; and the long quarrel had been recently envenomed by the revolt of his son Conrad, and the shame of his wife 5), who, in the synods of Constance and Placentia, confessed the manifold prostitutions to which she had 3) Ultra quinquaginta millia, si me possunt in expedi- tione pro duce et pontifice habere, armata manA volunt in inimicos Dei insurgere et ad sepulchrura Domini ipso du- cente pel-venire. (Gregor. vii. epist. ii. 31.in torn. xii, p. 322. concil.) 4) See the original lives of Urban II. by Pandulphus Pi- canus a...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2003

    Great source of research

    A remarkable historical resource, 'History' covers all the details and answered many of my historical questions with regards to the Roman Empire. It was a tough reader, yet I was able to retain alot of the information contained in this HUGE text!

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    Posted November 21, 2002

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!

    i am sorry to all the historians out there that seem to think that this is an excellent book but I found it unreadable and finally just gave up. My father is a professor of archealogy and he had recommended that I read it but I just couldn't make any sense of it. I was looking for a good entertaining book about the Roman empire and this was not it. Maybe I am just not intellectual enough-sorry Dad!

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    Poorly written

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