In these main contentions the Eleatic school achieved a real advance, and paved the way to the modern conception of metaphysics.
From a very early period Alsace has been a disputed territory, and has suffered in the contentions of rival races.
That was an explicit statement of Venetian aims and contentions: the place and people had made each other and now belonged exclusively to each other.
To dwell upon such literary infamies would be below the dignity of the historian, were it not that these habits of the early Italian humanists imposed a fashion upon Europe which extended to the later age of Scaliger's contentions with Scioppius and Milton's with Salmasius.
The internal evidence has, as is usual in such cases, been brought forward as a conclusive argument in favour of both contentions.