Split up into numerous and mutually hostile communities, they never, through the fourteen centuries which have elapsed since the end of the old Western empire, shook off the yoke of foreigners completely; they never until lately learned to merge their local and conflicting interests in the common good of undivided Italy.
The Franko-Papal alliance, which conferred a crown on Pippin and sovereign rights upon the see of Rome, held within itself that ideal of mutually Charles supporting papacy and empire which exercised so the iireat powerful an influence in medieval history.
Mancini had therefore to be content with a declaration that the allies would act in mutually friendly intelligence.
They offer alternative and mutually exclusive conceptions of God.
The relationship thus existing he showed to be mutually beneficial, each at one time or another supplying the necessities of the other.