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The maritime cities of Istria and Dalmatia bowed to the sovereigns of the Adriatic ;
and when they armed against the Normans in the cause of Alexius , the emperor
applied , not to the duty of his subjects , but to the gratitude and generosity of ...
His minister's trembled in silence ; but an Ethiopian buffoon presumed to
insinuate the true cause of the evil , and future venality was left without excuse by
annexing an adequate salary to the office of cadi . The humble title of emir was
and celebrated by Petrarch . weighty and invidious cause , which was soon
determined by the sword of the Hungarian . Beyond the Alps , more especially at
Avignon , the revolution was the theme of curiosity , wonder , and applause .
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995