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Ten Epochs of Church History (Volume 8); Locke, C., the Age of the Great Western Schism

Ten Epochs of Church History Volume Locke C the Age of the Great Western Schism 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 Excerpt C

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 1896 Excerpt CHAPTER XXXy LITERATURE AND ARTS IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY T is true that the ecclesiastical history of the fourteenth century was a troubled and a shameful time 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 1896 Excerpt CHAPTER XXXy LITERATURE AND ARTS IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY T is true that the ecclesiastical history of the fourteenth century was a troubled and a shameful time that has been shown in the preceding pages but in spite of all the abuses, the frightful immorality, the destroying pestilence, there has not often been since the time of Christ a period of greater advance in many important points The fourteenth century was marked by wonderful activity in architecture, in commerce, in the arts, in the study of the classics, in the softening of the harsh features of feudalism, in the rise of the class of great lawyers who took a bold stand in the contest between church and state, and in the founding of great universities and the spread of their influence far wider than ever before or since But it was in the development of national literature, and in the perfecting of the vernacular in place of the stately Latin, which had so long been the only vehicle for expressing thought, that this century was particularly distinguished The Italian language was the one most quickly and perfectly developed, and it owes this distinction to one man, who still stands in the very front rank of the world s great intellects, Dante Alighieri 12651321

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