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The troops of Godfrey and his peers were less contemptible , but not less
suspicious , to the Greek emperor . Their motives might be pure and pious ; but
he was equally alarmed by his knowledge of the ambitious Bohemonda and his ...
The patronage of a prince , less honorable perhaps , is not less lucrative than that
of a bookseller ; nor can it be deemed incredible that a Persian , the real author ,
should renounce the credit , to raise the value and price , of the work .
He was disarmed by the advice of his civil and ecclesiastical ministers , who
recommended a systein less generous , and even less prudent , than his own - to
approve their patience and long - suffering , to brand the Ottoman with the name
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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
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