The History Of The Knights Hospitallers Of St. John Of Jerusalem Volume 2; Styled Afterwards, The…

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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. 1770 Excerpt: ... the little inclination that the pope had at first t condemn them, and what pasted in the council c Vienne; that it is impossible, I fay, to reflect o the nature and number of these different circum stances, without being persuaded of the justice c their condemnation. It is very probable, fays Ma riana the Jesuit, that they were not all innoccnl nor yet all guilty . This is the judgement of ths judicious historian, who observes, that the punish ment inssicted on them seemed cruel to abundanc of people, and that it was scarce probable, that the! irregularities should have infected all the particuli of so large a body, dispersed over all Christendo! but that the extinction of so famous an order, ougl to serve for an instruction to others of the faro kind, and teach them not to depend so'much 0: their riches, as on the practice of those virtues thai are suitable to their profession, in order to avoid falling into the like mirfortunes. Though the knights of Rhodes had no hand this surprising revolution, yet since the universa church, assembled in the council of Vienne, ha thought sit to bestow the estates and effects of thi templars upon their order, the grand master did not think he ought to refuse them. For this reason he called a council, to consider what methods were proper to be used, jn order to get possession ol them; and it was resolved to send ample powers such of the principal commanders in the west, were noted for their capacity and prudence, to tre, with the several sovereigns of Europe, about an affair of such importance, and which might be attendid with great dissiculties in the execution. For this purpose, the grand master and council drew up a formal instrument, in the nature of a procuration, wherein they declared, that being informed of the ...

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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. 1770 Excerpt: ... the little inclination that the pope had at first t condemn them, and what pasted in the council c Vienne; that it is impossibl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217590578

ISBN - 13:9780217590570

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