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