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The Abbatial Crosier or Bonaik and Septimine. A Tale of a Medieval Abbess   By: (1804-1857)

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THE ABBATIAL CROSIER

THE FULL SERIES OF

The Mysteries of the People

OR

History of a Proletarian Family

Across the Ages

By EUGENE SUE

Consisting of the Following Works :

THE GOLD SICKLE; or, Hena the Virgin of the Isle of Sen . THE BRASS BELL; or, The Chariot of Death . THE IRON COLLAR; or, Faustine and Syomara . THE SILVER CROSS; or, The Carpenter of Nazareth . THE CASQUE'S LARK; or, Victoria, the Mother of the Camps . THE PONIARD'S HILT; or, Karadeucq and Ronan . THE BRANDING NEEDLE; or, The Monastery of Charolles . THE ABBATIAL CROSIER; or, Bonaik and Septimine . THE CARLOVINGIAN COINS; or, The Daughters of Charlemagne . THE IRON ARROW HEAD; or, The Buckler Maiden . THE INFANT'S SKULL; or, The End of the World . THE PILGRIM'S SHELL; or, Fergan the Quarryman . THE IRON PINCERS; or, Mylio and Karvel . THE IRON TREVET; or Jocelyn the Champion . THE EXECUTIONER'S KNIFE; or, Joan of Arc . THE POCKET BIBLE; or, Christian the Printer . THE BLACKSMITH'S HAMMER; or, The Peasant Code . THE SWORD OF HONOR; or, The Foundation of the French Republic . THE GALLEY SLAVE'S RING; or, The Family Lebrenn .

Published Uniform With This Volume By

THE NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

28 CITY HALL PLACE NEW YORK CITY

THE

ABBATIAL CROSIER

OR

BONAIK AND SEPTIMINE

A Tale of a Medieval Abbess

By EUGENE SUE

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH BY

DANIEL DE LEON

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY, 1908

Copyright 1908, by the

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

INDEX

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE v

PROLOGUE.

CHAPTER.

I. NARBONNE 3

II. ABD EL KADER AND ROSEN AER 6

PART I THE CONVENT OF ST. SATURNINE.

I. THE LAST OF THE MEROVINGIANS 15

II. CHARLES MARTEL 23

III. FATHER CLEMENT'S REFECTORY 33

IV. MORDECAI THE SLAVE DEALER 40

PART II THE ABBEY OF MERIADEK.

I. ELOI THE GOLDSMITH 47

II. THE INTENDANT RICARIK 57

III. THE ABBESS MEROFLEDE 62

IV. IN SIGHT OF THE ABBEY 69

V. ASYLUM 78

VI. WARRIOR AND ABBESS 83

VII. THE MOUSE TRAP 89

VIII. THE MIRACLE OF ST. LOUP'S TEETH 94

IX. BRENN KARNAK 102

X. MISTRESS AND MAN 117

XI. THE FLIGHT 122

XII. MOTHER AND SON 129

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

The turbulent epoch that rocked the cradle of the Carlovingian dynasty, the dynasty from which issued the colossal historic figure of Charlemagne, is the epoch of this touching story the eighth of the series of Eugene Sue's historic novels known collectively under the title " The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages ." From the seething caldron of the valleys of the western Rhine, inundated by the Arabs from the south, the Frisians from the north, the Saxons from the west, and in which the chants of Moslems, of Christians and of barbarians mixed into the one common cry of desolating war, the feudal social system, previously introduced by Clovis, and now threatened to be engulfed, emerged from the chaos as a social institution. Many a characteristic of feudalism would be missed if this, a crucial period of its existence, is not properly apprehended. As in all the others of this series of Eugene Sue's stories, the information is imparted without the reader's knowledge. What may be termed the plot seizes and keeps the interest from start to finish, steadily enriching the mind with knowledge historically inestimable, besides connecting with the era described in the previous story The Branding Needle; or, The Monastery of Charolles and preparing the ground for the thrilling events that are the subject of the succeeding narrative The Carlovingian Coins; or, The Daughters of Charlemagne ... Continue reading book >>




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