The Growth of Modern Nations: A History of the Particularist Form of Society

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E. Arnold, 1907 - 508 pagine
 

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Pagina 89 - Ceteris servis, non in nostrum morem descriptis per familiam ministeriis, utuntur. Suam quisque sedem, suos penates regit. Frumenti modum dominus, aut pecoris aut vestis, ut colono, injungit: et servus hactenus paret; cetera domus officia uxor ac liberi exsequuntur.
Pagina 486 - COUNTRY tern of Great Britain as to induce the late Earl of Chatham to declare in Parliament that the British colonists in America had no right to manufacture even a nail for a horseshoe.
Pagina 72 - The lines in brackets are abstracts. munity of persons. . . . [The particularise man] is inclined to make use of association only when it is absolutely necessary. . . . Once the reader has thoroughly grasped that the particularist form of society is a system based upon independence and founded . . . ultimately on the estate heritable only in its entirety . . . , he will find that it contains the key to the history, the institutions, and the manner of thinking and acting of the particularist races,...
Pagina 86 - They are the finest of all the German tribes, and strive more than the rest to found their greatness upon equity." "A passionless, firm and quiet people, they live a solitary life, and do not stir up wars nor harass the country by plunder and theft." "And yet they are always ready to a man to take up arms and even to form an army if the case demands it.
Pagina 300 - Roscelin, Abelard, and the alarm they excited in the Church, he observes : "This was the great event that occurred at the end of the eleventh, and at the beginning of the twelfth centuries, at a time when the Church was under theocratic and monastic influence. It was then that, for the first time, a serious struggle was commenced between the clergy and the freethinkers.
Pagina 259 - ... hand to hand. William had his horse killed under him; Harold and his two brothers fell dead at the foot of their standard, which was torn up and replaced by the banner sent from Rome. The...
Pagina 258 - His horse capered and pranced while he whirled his sword, throwing it high into the air, and catching it again and again.
Pagina 69 - ... nor be divided to any purpose between the scattered heirs. Each adult son in his turn was obliged to look for some habitable nook in the recesses of that rocky land and to accustom himself to do without the help that is afforded by the association of individuals and to depend on that "self-help" that is acquired by the personal development of an estate. There was no law of inheritance with regard to property, but a private contract was usually made in which the father, on reaching old age and...

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