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November 30, 2012

Gibbon: On Germany's legacy.

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 November 30, 2012 12:59 AM


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