A Companion to Juan Luis Vives (Brill's Companions to the

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It was a sin against God, at least wherever rulers claimed to rule by "Divine Right." (And in England, the King was also the head of the Anglican Church.) In Shakespeare, it was suggested that the sin was of cosmic proportions: civil disorders were often accompanied by meteoric disturbances in the heavens. (Before Halley's theory about periodic orbits, comets, as well as meteors, were thought to be disorderly heavenly bodies.) The need for strong political rule was in fact very significant, for the Renaissance had brought an end for the most part to feudalism, the medieval form of political organization.

The Essays of Michel De Montaigne (Vol. 2)

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It reformed Education.--The humanistic revival revolutionized education. He was much addicted to contempt, and was the reverse of a democrat. ... Lelio risponda nel modo che il gran Platone suol fare ne’ suoi Dialogi. 4): ‘Havendo io adunque 43 44 45 46 47 48 49. 348 =ed. quando che fassi in cotal modo la materia più aperta. Philippa Gregory, The Constant Princess, about Katherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII's first wife.

The Essays of MIchel De Montaigne Vol. 2

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But [they will say] that if extremes may be mixed. surely also the mean [elements] may be mixed with means and extremes. that in the heavens] the evenness and smoothness of water is far from flowing. They have been more willing than the French to acknowledge Italian influence, but Renaissance-related achievements are in England highly colored by the influence of the Reformation. Influenced by his predecessor Li Shizeng (1881-1973), the first Chinese to study in France and the transmitter of Pyotr Kropotkin’s anarchist doctrines prior to the May Fourth Movement, Chen once was an anarchist.