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The remaining ecclesiastics preserved only the pride and avarice of their
character ; and their seditious clarors had required that the choice of a bishop
should precede that of a king . The revenue and jurisdiction of the lawful patriarch
After the death of Basil he experienced the vicissitudes of courts and the
ingratitude of a royal pupil ; the patriarch was again deposed , and in his last
solitary hours he might regret the freedom of a secular and studious life . In each
that she was deceived by the enemies of Cantacuzene ; the patriarch was
employed to preach against the forgiveness of injuries ; and her promise of
immortal hatred was sealed by an oath under the penalty of excommunication . "
But Anne ...
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995