New PDF release: Assaye 1803: Wellington's Bloodiest Battle

By Millar

ISBN-10: 1846030013

ISBN-13: 9781846030017

Книга Osprey crusade №166. Assaye 1803 Osprey crusade №166. Assaye 1803 Книги Исторические Автор: S.Millar Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: ninety eight Размер: forty two Mb ISBN: 084603 001 7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Серия военныхкниг Campaignот Osprey.

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This doctrine was wholly that of mediaeval witches, and is flaunted by modern Satanists. Although the Manichees affected the greatest purity, it is quite certain that not unchastity but the act of generation alone was opposed to their views, secretly they practised the most hideous obscenities. " The their very name became the equivalent for Messalians survived unto the Middle Ages as Bogomiles. Attention has already been drawn to the striking fact that even Diocletian legislated with no small vigour against the Manichees, and when we find Valentinian I and Ms son Gratian, although tolerant of other bodies, passing laws of equal severity in this regard (372), we feel that such interdiction is especially significant.

Theodosius I, by a statute of 381, declared Manichees to be without civil rights, and incapable of inheriting in the following year he condemned them to death, and in 889 he sternly directed the rigorous enforcement to the letter of these penalties. Valentinian II confiscated their goods, annulled their wills, and sent them into exile. Honorius in 890 renewed th^ draconian measures of Ms predecessors j in 40 S he heavily fined all governors of provinces or civil magistrates who were 5 ; WITCH : AND ANARCHIST 23 slack In carrying out Ms orders ; In 407 he pronounced the and public criminals having no legal status whatsoever and in 408 he reiterated the former enactments in meticulous detail to afford no loophole of escape.

Augustine, 32 S. John Chrysostom,** S. Isidore of Seville* 4 in tlie seventh century 9 and a number of other Doctors and Fathers held that for no cause whatsoever should the Church shed blood ; but, on the other hand, the imperial successors of Constantino justly considered that they were obliged to have a care for 'the material welfare of the Church here on &nd that heresy is always inevitably and inextricably entailed with, attempts on the social order, always a$ki> ehi0al always political. Even the pagan persecutor Diocletian t"h-i fM* wVii/h TiArftfviflflL n n til they, obtsin> earth* ' HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT 14 upper hand, have throughout the ages consistently denied and endeavoured to disguise.

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