Dalmatia and Montenegro: With a Journey to Mostar in Herzegovia, and Remarks on the Slavonic Nations; the History of Dalmatia and Ragusa; the Uscocs; &c. &c, Volume 2

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John Murray, 1848 - 564 pagina's
 

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Pagina 107 - ... favour this supposition ; but it is far more probable that, with the name indiscriminately bestowed as a term of opprobrium upon all who differed from the canons of the Romish Church, they have received the credit of supporting the doctrines of the Manichseans. This much, however, is certain, — that they denied the sovereignty of the Pope, the power of the priests, the efficacy of prayers for the dead, and the existence of purgatory;* while they rejected all images, relics, and the worship...
Pagina 220 - Slavonians can form a nation independent of Russia ; or whether they ought to rest satisfied in being part of one great race, with the most powerful member of it as their chief. * The latter, indeed, is gaining ground amongst them ; and some Poles are disposed to attribute their sufferings to the arbitrary will of the Czar, without extending the blame to the Russians themselves. These begin to think that, if they cannot exist as Poles, the best thing to be done is to rest satisfied...
Pagina 222 - ... to the Adriatic. They had formed their agricultural and commercial habits at the time of the irruption of the Huns, Avars, and other Asiatic tribes, by whom they were regarded as aborigines, or original possessors of the soil. Early in the sixth century, an army of them advanced against Constanti* Of the two alternatives mentioned by him, of Europe becoming either Cossack or Republican, the former seems, from recent events, to be by far the least probable. t Since writing the above, new events...
Pagina 452 - Veligosti, &c. &c. It is almost superfluous to observe, that the inhabitants from whose language the names of localities were derived must have remained a considerable time on the spot, when the names continue in use after the people themselves have disappeared as a nation from the country where the places named by them are situated. It appears, therefore, that the present population of Morea has at least as much Slavonic as Hellenic blood in its veins. " The Moreote character bears...
Pagina 463 - Mr. Hallam is, on the whole, far better qualified than any other writer of our time for the office which he has undertaken. He has great industry and great acuteness. His knowledge is extensive, various, and profound.

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