View Of The State Of Europe During The Middle Ages Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Hallam

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...to dispose of all preferments, whether vacant or in reversion, confines itself in the enacting words to the reservation of such benefices as belong to persons dying at Eome (vacantes in curia).' These had for some time been reckoned as a part of the pope's special patronage; and their number, when all causes of importance were drawn to his tribunal, when metropolitans were compelled to seek their pallium in person, and even by a recent constitution exempt abbots weie to repair to Eome for confirmation," not to mention the multitude who flocked thither as mere courtiers and hunters after promotion, must have been very considerable. Boniface VIII. repeated this law of Clement IV. in a still more positive tone;' and Clement V. laid down as a maxim, that the pope might freely bestow, as universal patron, all ecclesiastical benefices/ In order to render these tenable by their Italian courtiers, the canons against pluralities and non-residence were dispensed with; so that individuals were said to have accumulated fifty or sixty preferments." It was a consequence from this extravagant prin-prov;SionSi ciple, that the pope might prevent the ordinary reserves, collator upon a vacancy; and as tljis could seldom be done with sufficient expedition in places remote from his court, that he might make reversionary-grants during the life of an incumbent, or reserve certain benefices specifically for his own nomination. r Schmidt, t.vi. p. 104. Ordonnances des Rois de France, t. i. p. 97. Objections have been made to the authenticity of this edict, and in particular that we do not find the king to have had any previous differences with the see of Rome; on the contrary, he was just indebted to Clement IV. for bestowing the crown of Naples on his brother...

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...to dispose of all preferments, whether vacant or in reversion, confines itself in the enacting words to the res...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217906192

ISBN - 13:9780217906197

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