Dramatic Traditions Of The Dark Ages

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJoseph Salathiel Tunison

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... the Turk who figures in the calculations of a religious man like Luther when trying to interpret the last struggle of humanity as prefigured in the Johannine Apocalypse, in the romance of the period, as Gomberville's Polexandre, or in the adventures of a rambling lancer and swordsman like Captain John Smith. By suppressing the Orthodox church as a factor of international politics, the Turk broke the only bond which held the two halves of the church in the West, the Latin and the Teutonic, together. First western Europe tried a schism with two popes--one at Avignon, the other at Rome. No sooner was that division healed than the real disruption took place between the old order of things and the Roman spirit of centralization, on the one hand, and, on the other, a new social order dimly foreshadowed in the English Schoolmen--Duns Scotus, Ockham, and Wiclyffe; a little more clearly outlined by Huss and Jerome of Prague; so clear to the downtrodden of Luther's time that it came near expression in his own narrow and concentrated mind. By Shakespeare's day the world had broken apart forever in religion and philosophy; it had discovered a new hemisphere; it had become as familiar with the Atlantic Ocean as it ever was with the Mediterranean Sea. England felt all the forces that pressed outward from the Old World. She became the target of the diplomatic intrigues of rival nations. Her own strength was concentrated as it had never been concentrated before. Every intelligent Englishman was thinking, as hard as if he were Elizabeth's-prime minister, about England's difficulties, and England's hopes and fears. The world of London was full of novelties--of men and things from strange countries; of ideas which had never occurred, at least in form so concrete, to anybody...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... the Turk who figures in the calculations of a religious man like Luther when trying to interpret the last struggle of humanity...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217706401

ISBN - 13:9780217706407

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