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Lectures on Modern history

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 124,331 / 373 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 975
Added to site: 2006.06.27
mnybks.net#: 13883
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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ith many characters of those days--dogmatic conviction rose to be the centre of universal interest, and remained down to Cromwell the supreme influence and motive of public policy. A time came when the intensity of prolonged conflict, when even the energy of antagonistic assurance abated somewhat, and the controversial spirit began to make room for the scientific; and as the storm subsided, and the area of settled questions emerged, much of the dispute was abandoned to the serene and soothing touch of historians, invested as they are with the prerogative of redeeming the cause of religion from many unjust reproaches, and from the graver evils of reproaches that are just. Ranke used to say that Church interests prevailed in politics until the Seven Years' War, and marked a phase of society that ended when the hosts of Brandenburg went into action at Leuthen, chaunting their Lutheran hymns #29. That bold proposition would be disputed even if applied to the present age. After Sir Robert Peel had broken up his pa

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