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When Bajazet was deterred by an attack of gout from marching into central
Europe, Gibbon observed that "an acrimonious humour falling on a single fibre of
one man may prevent or suspend the misery of nations." 5 When King Alexander
Polybius appears to have been the first historian to occupy himself with it in any
systematic way; and Gibbon was quick to unmask the reason. "The Greeks,"
observed Gibbon, "after their country had been reduced to a province, imputed
Gibbon justifies the amount of space devoted in his narrative to the victories of
Islam on the ground that "the disciples of Mohammed still hold the civil and
religious sceptre of the Oriental world." But, he adds, "the same labour would be ...
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This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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