The World in the Middle Ages: An Historical Geography, with Accounts of the Origin and Development, the Institutions and Literature, the Manners and Customs of Three Nations in Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa, from the Close of the Fourth to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century, Volume 2

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Page 816 - The Student's Manual of Modern History: containing the Rise and Progress of the Principal European Nations, their Political History, and the Changes in their Social Condition. By W.
Page 440 - ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842, BY D. APPLETON & COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Conrt of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.
Page 816 - Reed has added greatly to the worth and interest of the volume, by appending to each lecture such extracts from Dr. Arnold's other writings as would more fully illustrate its prominent points. The notes and appendix which he has thus furnished are exceedingly valuable."— Evening Pott.
Page 719 - ... classics, tended" by their character to destroy the power of the church of the middle ages, to introduce an order of thought favorable to the supremacy of the civil over the ecclesiastical order, the effect of which is seen in the sudden growth of the monarchical or royal authority, which took place at the close of the fifteenth century, and the beginning of the sixteenth. The influence of this heathen literature, breaking the authority of the church, and the use of fire-arms superseding...
Page 814 - Around the great points of history he has grouped those of subordinate importance. Each section Is introduced by a caption, in which the subject is briefly stated, and so as to be easily remembered. Thus the student having mastered the leadIng events, will II ml little or no difficulty in treasuring up the minor points in their order and connection.
Page 813 - The characteristics of this volume are : precision, condensation, and luminous arrangement. It is precisely what it pretends to be — a manual, a sure and conscientious guide for the student through the crooks and tangles of Mediaeval History. All the great principles of this extensive period are carefully laid down, and the most important facts skilfully grouped around them.
Page 815 - This work will be found to contain a clear and satisfactory expos! tion of the revolutions of the middle ages, with such general views of literature, society, and manners, as are required to explain the passages from ancient to modern history.
Page 465 - With other beauties charm my partial eyes, Full in my view set all the bright abode, And make my soul quit Abelard for God. Ah think at least thy flock deserves thy care, Plants of thy hand, and children of thy prayer; From the false world in early youth they fled, By thee to mountains, wilds, and deserts led.
Page 816 - History, containing the Rise and Progress of the Principal European Nations, their Political History, and the Changes in their Social Condition, with a History of the Colonies founded by Europeans. By W. COOKE TAYLOR, LL.D., of Trinity College, Dublin. Revised, with Additions on American History, by CS Henry, DD, Professor of History in the University of New- York. One handsome volume, 8vo, of 800 pages, $3,50. O...
Page 812 - Antiquities are far superior to any thing on the same topics as yet offered to the American public. A principal Review of Germany says of the Roman Manual...

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