The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 5

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byEdward Gibbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to idolatry. 4. The murder of a priest or bishop. 5. Human sacrifices. 6. Eating meat in Lent But every crime might be expiated by baptism or penance (Gaillard, torn. ii. p. 341-347); and the Christian Saxons became the friends and equals of the Franks (Struv. Corpus Hist. Germanise, p. 133), iw In this action, the famous Rutland, Rolando, Orlando, was slain--cum pluri-bua aliis. See the truth in Eginbard (c. 9, p. 51-56), and the fable in an ingenious Supplement of M. Gaillard (torn. iii. p. 474). The Spaniards are too proud of a victory which history ascribes to the Gascons, and romance to the Saracens. 108 Yet Schmidt, from the best authorities, represents the interior disorders and oppression of his reign (Hist, des Allemands, torn. ii. p. 45-49). degraded by the bishops, might accuse, in some measure, the imprudence of his father. His laws enforced the imposition of tithes, because the daemons had proclaimed in the air that the default of payment had been the cause of the last scarcity.10 The literary merits of Charlemagne are attested by the foundation of schools, the introduction of arts, the works which were published in his name, and his familiar connexion with the subjects and strangers whom he invited to his court to educate both the prince and people. His own studies were tardy, laborious, and imperfect; if he spoke Latin and understood Greek, he derived the rudiments of knowledge from conversation rather than from books; and, in his mature age, the emperor strove to acquire the practice of writing, which every peasant now learns in his infancy.107 The grammar and logic, the music and astronomy, of the times were only cultivated as the handmaids of superstition; but the curiosity of the human mind must ultimately tend to its...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to idolatry. 4. The murder of a priest or bishop. 5. Human sacrifices. 6. Eating meat in Lent But every crime m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217389732

ISBN - 13:9780217389730

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