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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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Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire

Roger Burbach, Jim Tarbell - Political Science - 2004 - 240 pages
...historian and author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, claims that 'if 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' look to Roman history before the beginning of its...
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Following Hadrian: A Second-Century Journey Through the Roman Empire

Elizabeth Speller - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 361 pages
...Gibbon made a radiant assessment of the period within which Hadrian ruled: 'If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the race were most happy and most prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from...
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Barbarism and Religion, Volume 2

J. G. A. Pocock - History - 2001 - 440 pages
...makes a great deal.59 In language which Gibbon was to echo and invert, he says: If a man were called to fix upon the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race - 'Europe' has now become the globe was most calamitous and afflicted, he would, without hesitation,...
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Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction

James A. Arieti - Philosophy - 2005 - 386 pages
...Marcus Aurelius. It was of this period that Edward Gibbon wrote, ~— : 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...
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Creating Systems of Justice: Philanthropy at the Highest Level

Veredigno Atienza - Business & Economics - 2005 - 376 pages
..."Heroes of History" by Will Durant. Durant quotes Gibbons thus: "If a man were to be called upon 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 accession of 33...
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Invisible Power: A Philosophical Adventure Story

Philip Allott - Fiction - 2005 - 179 pages
...Edward Gibbon (see Chapter 13 above, under 'crimes and follies') said: '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...
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Menschenrechte und europäische Identität: die antiken Grundlagen

Klaus M. Girardet, Ulrich Nortmann - History - 2005 - 301 pages
...to this that we now return. The Roman Global Village: Universal Rome If a man were called to fix a 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...
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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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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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