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From: "John Leland" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CONLANG] Nova Scriptio [was: Novus; was; capitolisation]


> I deeply appreciate the thorough conhistorical explanation regarding the
> Celtic Church.
>  I would say it is quite plausible enough for conlanging purposes. On the
> Bull Laudabiliter conveying control of Ireland to Henry II, my impression
is that
> by that time the power of the church to transfer sovereignties was not
based
> so much on the Donation of Constantine as it was on the position that the
> pope, as the true spiritual ruler, was superior to *all* worldly rulers
> (regardless of whether they were within the former Roman Empire) because
the spiritual
> was inherently superior to the  mundane.
> John Leland
>