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I. The right of a just defence may fairly include our civil and spiritual allies ; it
depends on the existence of danger ; and that danger must be estimated by the
twofold consideration of the malice and the power of our enemies . A pernicious
Their rival , Baldwin , was awakened by the sound ; but the most pressing danger
could not prompt him to draw his sword in the defence of a city which he deserted
perhaps with more 61 The loss of Coristantinople is briefly told by the Latins .
The Eastern prelates had not adopted the dangerous maxims of ancient Rome ;
nor did they presume to enforce their ... Palæologus felt his danger , confessed
his guilt , and deprecated his judge : the act was irretrievable , the prize was ...
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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