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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...world's crown. The Pope looked again to make Rome, thtime Christian Rome, the centre of the Empire and the head of Chn? ...Read MoreThis 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...world's crown. The Pope looked again to make Rome, thtime Christian Rome, the centre of the Empire and the head of Chn? tendom. The Imperial throne was actually vacant, and the Pof and Romans claimed to have elected and crowned, and Kan claimed to be, the sole Lord of the Roman Empire and the rightful successor of Constantine VI. Constantinople continued to elect Emperors until taken by the Turks, 1453, not of the Eastern half of the Empire, but of the whole Empire, repudiating the election of Karl and his successors as invalid. 17. Illustrious as the King was in the work of enlarging his Kingdom and in conquering foreign nations, and though so constantly occupied with such affairs, he nevertheless began in several places very many works for the advantage and beautifying of his Kingdom. Some of these he was able to finish. Chief among them may be mentioned, as deserving of notice, the Basilica of the Holy Mother of God, built at Aachen, a marvel of workmanship; and the bridge over the Rhine at Mainz, five hundred paces in length, so broad is the river at that place.1 This bridge, however, was destroyed by fire the year before the King died, nor could it be restored on account of his approaching death, The one, universal, and Catholic character of the Roman Empire, as it did always, and still continued to present itself to men's minds, prevented Karl from ever entertaining any idea of a division of what was held to be indivisible. In actual fact, a rival line of Emperors thwarted Karl's scheme, but that did not destroy in men's minds the theory of the unity of the Roman Empire, which remained as strong as ever. In speech men had to adapt their expressions to actual facts, and distinguish between East and West. 1 The Rhine at Mainz is 1469...Read Less
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