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In this narrow compass he was possessed of wealth and jurisdiction ; but in the
rest of France , Hugh and his first descendants were no more than the feudal
lords of about sixty dukes and counts of independent and hereditary power , "
121 Venice , Genoa , and Pisa , and even of Flanders and Norway , the range of
sea - coast from Scanderoon to the borders of Egypt was possessed by the
Christian pilgrims . If the Prince of Antioch disclaimed his supremacy , " the
counts of ...
But in the reign of the younger Andronicus these monasteries were visited by
Barlaam , " a Calabrian monk , who was equally skilled in philosophy and
theology , who possessed the languages of the Greeks and Latins , and whose
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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