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While serial-killing neighborhood Florida historian Serge A. Storms is off his meds, not anyone is secure -- now not Russian hoods, Jamaican mobsters, spoiled frat boys, women's publication golf equipment, drug buyers, undesirable Vegas-rejected neighborhood front room acts -- in particular whilst $5 million in profit a bugged suitcase continues to be racing up and down the japanese Seaboard. yet within the oddball circus often called the light kingdom, little such things as astronomical physique counts are inclined to wander away within the shuffle.
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28 As with the example of Fiviller, preachers such as Osona and Sarria reminded their audience that “the Catalan nation” (a phrase used repeatedly by all these preachers in their orations) had never once faltered in its imitation of Jordi’s orthodox service, presenting them with this explicit challenge—would their generation be the first? ” Several examples are cited from the Reconquista: in one sermon the Canon Osona noted Sarria, 22. Osona, 15v–16. 28 Osona, 2; Sarria, 20. 26 27 The Sacral Limits of Empire 21 that even Castilian historians were willing to admit the valor of the Catalans in this archetypal holy war, so fundamental to the early modern Spanish identity.
In Spain, the publication of these occasional sermons was called sueltos as opposed to sermonarios, which were the collected sermons of a particular priest, friar, or monk. Dansey Smith, Preaching, 29. Harry Stout has observed that by the time of the American Revolution 85 percent of all printed sermons were occasional sermons, and their influence affected all 13 colonies (Stout, 4–5)—and this proportion seems to hold true in Catalonia as well, at least during the 1630s and 1640s. 21 This relationship is first described in terms of horticulture: “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
Michael J. Levin, “Italy and the Limits of the Spanish Empire,” 121. H. Elliot, “A Europe of Composite Monarchies,” Past and Present, 137 (1992): 10 11 48–71. The Limits of Empire: An Introduction 5 monarchy when he was a student of Parker’s at St Andrews. Frost’s subject is the composite monarchy of Poland and Lithuania, and he argues that the two crowns benefited from their subjects’ awareness of the advantages of their being worn by the same sovereign. ”14 Frost calls on historians to pay more attention to the political communities participating in the enterprise of empire.