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The peers of France have long maintained their precedency before the younger
branches of the royal line ; nor had the princes of the blood , in the twelfth century
, acquired that hereditary lustre which is now diffused over the most remote ...
But the regular distribution of the thirty - five tribes , the nice balance of the wealth
and numbers of the centuries , the debates of the adverse orators , and ... 408 ) a
Roman is mentioned as “ consulis natus ” in the beginning of the tenth century .
The same reflection must be applied to the three last ages ; and we should vainly
seek the Septizonium of Severus , ' which is celebrated by Petrarch and the
antiquarians of the sixteenth century . While the Roman edifices were still entire ,
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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