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May 17, 2019

Edward Gibbon: On Germans.

The most civilized nations of modern Europe issued from the woods of Germany; in the rude institutions of those Barbarians we [received] the original principles of our present laws and manners.

--Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter IX (1782)


Posted by JD Hull at May 17, 2019 11:59 PM


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