An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (375-814) ...

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Ginn, 1900 - Middle Ages - 268 pages
 

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Page 246 - Charles, by the grace of God, King of the Franks and Lombards and Patrician of the Romans, to Abbot Baugulf and to all the congregation, also to the faithful committed to you, we have directed a loving greeting by our ambassadors in the name of omnipotent God. Be it known, therefore, to your devotion pleasing to God, that we, together with our faithful, have considered it to be...
Page 1 - ROMAN EMPIRE OF THE SECOND CENTURY, or the Age of the Antonines.
Page 229 - ... worked, he cried out in wrath : "You sons of princes, you pretty and dainty little gentlemen, who count upon your birth and your wealth! You have disregarded my orders and your own reputations; you have neglected your studies and spent your time in games and idleness, or in foolish occupations! I care little for your noble birth, and your pretty looks, though others think them so fine! And let me promise you this: if you do not make haste to recover what you have lost by your neglect, you will...
Page 162 - ... determined to do away altogether with the old line of kings and put himself in their place. Before taking the decisive step, however, he consulted the Pope. To Pippin's question whether it was right that the old line of kings should continue to reign when they no longer had any power, the Pope replied : " It seems better that he who has the power in the State should be king, and be called king, rather than he who is falsely called king.
Page 247 - Church foundations for the saving of souls, and not to deny fitting benefits, in order that we may deserve to be partakers of the reward, but to confirm them in still greater security. Now the illustrious Hubert, bishop and ruler of the church of St. Marcellus, which lies below the citadel of Chalons, where the precious martyr of the Lord himself rests in the body, has brought it to the attention of our Highness that the kings who preceded us, or our lord and father of blessed memory, Pippin, the...
Page vi - Church, the Germanic Races, and the domination of the prankish Race over all the other Germanic nations on the Continent — were gradually building on the ruins of Roman glory.
Page 92 - History of Christianity to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire (3 vols., 1840) and The History of Latin Christianity . . . to Nicholas V (6 vols., 1854-5).
Page 229 - Try now to reach perfection," he said, "and you shall be highly honored in my sight." The sons of the nobles had thought that as their fathers were rich and of high rank there was no need of their working, and they had nothing good to show their king. He burst out upon them in anger, "You pretty and dainty little gentlemen who count upon your birth and your wealth, you have disregarded my orders and your own reputations and neglected your studies. Let me promise you this : If you do not make haste...
Page 18 - Roman, learned of him how to govern, how to read and write, to cultivate the ground, to build cities, and to live in them, to put aside his old religion, and to take that of the conquered Roman. One wonders why the great Roman emperor did not call out a mighty army as he had done in the old days, and hold the line of the two rivers so that not a German should set foot across it. The fact is, that this very elegant and luxurious life of the Romans had made them unable to defend themselves. Once Roman...

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