A View Of Society In Europe In Its Progress From Rudeness To Refinement; Or, Inquiries Concerning…

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byGilbert Stuart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1778 Excerpt: ... it is to be concluded, that the stipulation of serving the community was very antient; and thus too, the opinion I maintain, that this obligation was known to the old Germans, receives a confirmation. In reality, the sense of the obligation must have been stronger before than after their conquests. The citizen of a small community enters with ease into its views, and is zealous to promote them. The arrangements, on the contrary, of a great kingdom, are not easily perceived. A plain individual does not know the motives and the agents which put every thing into motion. His attention is more turned from the public, and penal regulations are necessary to preserve him in his duty. History confirms this remark. For, early after the barbaric conquests, regulations of this kind were made; and allodial proprietors, to avoid serving the community, devised the fraud of assigning their lands to the church, and of holding them under its exemptions and immunities. Those, it is observable, who held possessions merely allodial, could only be called out in foreign wars, and against the enemies of the state. As they held of no superior or lord, they had no concern in private quarrels, and made no part in the feudal association. This circumstance, if judged by modern ideas, D d 2 was was advantageous. It was, in fact, however, the reverse, and operated as a cause of the conversion of allodium into tenure. (6) Monsr. Bigv.on, in his notes to Marculphus, expresses, with a delicate precision, the distinction between allodial lands, or the lands of partition, and the lands of the fife. Omnia namque praedia, aut propria erant, aut Jiscalia. Propria seu proprieties dicebantur quae nullius juri obnoxia erant, fed op' timo maximo jure poffidebantur, ideoque ad heredes transibant. ' ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1778 Excerpt: ... it is to be concluded, that the stipulation of serving the community was very antient; and thus too, the opinion I maintain, th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021791005X

ISBN - 13:9780217910057

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