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After a revolution of thirteen or fourteen centuries, that religion is still professed by
the nations of Europe, the most distinguished portion of human kind in arts and
learning as well as in arms. By the industry and zeal of the Europeans it has ...
The three succeeding causes supplied their valour with the most formidable arms
. The last of these causes united their courage, directed their arms, and gave their
efforts that irresistible weight which even a small band of well-trained and ...
180 According to Tertullian, the Christian faith had penetrated into parts of Britain
inaccessible to the Roman arms. About a century afterwards, Ossian, the son of
Fingal, is said to have disputed, in his extreme old age, with one of the foreign ...
... the severe retaliation which was exercised by the arms of the legions against a
race of fanatics, whose dire and credulous superstition seemed to render them
the implacable enemies not only of the Roman government, but of human kind.
... means so criminal as that of modern sovereigns who have employed the arm
of violence and terror against the religious opinions of any part of their subjects.
From their reflections, or even from their own feelings, a Charles V. or a Louis XIV
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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841