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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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The Presbyterian review and religious journal, Volume 20

1847
...Domitian's reign, there was a period of eighty or ninety years, described by Gibbon as the period of the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous. It was to the personal characters of the emperors chiefly that this felicity...
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Elements of History, Ancient and Modern

Joseph Emerson Worcester - History - 1849 - 408 pages
...defeated by Charlemagne, and Italy was afterwards incorporated into the new Empire of the West. The period which elapsed from the death of Theodosius the Great to the establishment of the Lombards in Italy, was one of the most calamitous and distressing in the history of the world. defeated and slain by Belisa'rius,...
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A plain instructor; or, A compendious view of several subjects ..., Part 1

Joseph Jones - 1849
...above. What has been viewed as the time of greatest calamity and affliction in Europe ? The time that elapsed from the death of Theodosius the Great to the establishment of the Lombards in Italy : a time of war, pestilence, and famine : AD 395 — 572 = 177 years. ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY. From...
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A compendium of universal history, tr. from the Germ. [of G.G. Bredow] by C ...

Gabriel Gottfried Bredow - 1850
...refined vices of the Empire, were heaping on the human race. " If," says Robertson, " a man were called to fix upon the period in the history of the world...hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of AD Theodosius the Great (AD 395) and the establish57 5 j~ ment of the Lombards in Italy (571)." And...
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Record: containing sermons, annotations on Revelation, a brief statement of ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1850
...the two Antoniues, until the succession of Commodus, AD 180. Gibbon says, 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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History of the Roman Empire: From the Accession of Augustus to the End of ...

Thomas Keightley - Rome - 1850 - 444 pages
...her obedience, affection, and simplicity of manners. " If a man," says Gibbon, " 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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Debow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources

Industries - 1851
...Robertson, in his preliminary volume to the History of Charles V., " If a man were called to fix upon a period in the history of the world, during which the...which elapsed from the death of Theodosius the Great, (AD 395.) to the reign of Alboinus in Lombardy," (AD 571.) At the last mentioned epoch, the barbarian...
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Debow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources

Industries - 1851
...Robertson, in his preliminary volume to the History of Charles V., " If a man were called to fix upon a period in the history of the world, during which the...which elapsed from the death of Theodosius the Great, (AD 395,) to the reign of Alboinus in Lombardy," (AD 571.) At the last mentioned epoch, the barbarian...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1851
...thus, without meaning it, we are propagating lies. ' If a man were called,' writes Gibbon, ' to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he • See Shelley's Works, edited by Mrs. Shelley, vol. iv. p. 166. It deceived...
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The Eclectic Review

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1851
...thus, without meaning it, we arc propagating lies. ' If a man were called,' writes Gibbon, ' to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he * See Shelley's Works, edited by Mrs. Shelley, vol. iv. p. 166. It deceived...
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