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" If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. "
Our Israelitish Origin: Lectures on Ancient Israel, and the Israelitish ... - Page 75
by John Wilson - 1840 - 144 pages
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Early Christianity

Mark Humphries - History - 2006 - 276 pages
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An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law: Readings, Cases ...

James Gordley, Arthur Taylor von Mehren - Law - 2006 - 581 pages
...unusual peace and stability for the Roman empire. The eighteenthcentury historian Edward Gibbon called it "the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous" (Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch. 3). The third century, by contrast,...
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A Companion to the Roman Empire

David S. Potter - History - 2006 - 724 pages
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The Semitic Religions - Hebrew, Jewish, Christian & Moslem

David Kay - Religion - 2007 - 224 pages
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Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life

Harry Mount - Foreign Language Study - 2007 - 259 pages
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Art as Plunder: The Ancient Origins of Debate about Cultural Property

Margaret M. Miles - Art - 2008 - 426 pages
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The Science of Culture in Enlightenment Germany

Michael C. Carhart - History - 2007 - 360 pages
...few families while the rest of the citizenry fell into poverty. Gibbon fixed the second century AD as the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was happiest and most prosperous.49 Meiners gave that designation to the other end of Roman conquest, on...
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Worlds at War: The 2,500 - Year Struggle Between East and West

Anthony Pagden - History - 2008 - 548 pages
...befall this Eden after the death of Marcus Aurelius, declared that, 'If a man were called upon to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was the most happy and prosperous he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death...
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