SPANISH INTELLECT: From the Fifth to the Nineteenth Century by H. T. Buckle

SPANISH INTELLECT: From the Fifth to the Nineteenth Century

byH. T. Buckle

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It is in the history of Spain and of Scotland that he [Buckle] now seeks illustrations of these cardinal propositions. Spain and Scotland exemplify more palpably than any other modern peoples the baleful action of the protective spirit of Church and State; and the use to which he turns the history of those two countries is analogous to the value which the anatomist finds in morbid manifestations for the illustration of natural conditions. Spain is the country where the fundamental conditions of national improvement have been most flagrantly violated, and hence the country where the penalty paid for the violation has been most heavy, and where, therefore, it is most instructive to ascertain how far the prevalence of certain opinions causes the decay of the people among whom they predominate. If Spain illustrates the evil results of loyalty and superstition combined, Scotland exemplifies the evil results of superstition, but at the same time manifests how those evil results may be in part neutralized by the absence of the spirit of loyalty. It is to the elucidation of these considerations that Mr. BUCKLE has devoted the present volume, of which we shall, as a preliminary, try to give a running analysis:

Title:SPANISH INTELLECT: From the Fifth to the Nineteenth CenturyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:ChristieBooksLanguage:English

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