The Age of Voltaire (The Story of Civilization, Volume 9) by Will Durant, Ariel Durant

By Will Durant, Ariel Durant

The tale of Civilization, quantity IX: A background of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with detailed emphasis at the clash among faith and philosophy. this can be the 9th quantity of the vintage, Pulitzer Prize-winning sequence.

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Jh. erstaunlichen Umfang erhalten blieben”. Whether we see these changes as superficial or profound is of course a matter of perspective. 12 J. Drinkwater, CAH2 12, 28–66, relevant 64. S. D. 180–395 (London 2004). The book includes a very detailed narrative history of the third century, which in many ways complements Was There A Crisis Of The Third Century ? 16 The word ‘crisis’ is rejected because it is not thought to be value free, because it is thought judgemental. Strobel makes essentially the same point.

A most influential exposition of this view was Mikhail Rostovtzeff’s The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire, first published in 1926. Rostovtzeff interpreted the events of the third century in the light of the Russian revolution, and argued that the instability of the third century was essentially a class war in which the peasantry, represented by the army, fought against and confronted the middle and upper classes, and destroyed them and their culture. The reader of Rostovtzeff’s book is led to the conclusion that the third century and its crisis, or crises, more or less finished Roman civilization.

Op. cit. 174–75, 199, 201, 205, 206, 213, 240. , “Activities in the Athenian agora”, Hesperia 28, 1959, 98–105. , 59. , “Rhodes, new finds and old problems”, Archaeology 21 (1968), 115–23 and pl. 21. 21. Rubbish Disposal In Greek And Roman Cities 7 15 Legislation Concerning the State of the Streets. Keeping Public Spaces Public had a Greater Priority than Keeping them Clean Priorities of ancient municipal administrators are reflected in surviving legislation. Since the bulk of this is derived from the codifications of the emperors Theodosius and Justinian, and there is no corresponding Greek source, the legislation is overwhelmingly of the imperial age and Roman.

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