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To: A. Pole
Looks like there are some factional histories, Ill trust Gibbon until I see proof otherwise. Yeah the Serb rape camps were BS.
32 posted on 02/01/2003 1:01:28 PM PST by weikel (Your commie has no regard for human life not even his own)
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To: weikel
Looks like there are some factional histories, Ill trust Gibbon until I see proof otherwise.

Get any decent Byzantine history from Amazon - I recommend Vasiliev or Ostrogorsky. Gibbon was a splendid writer and managed to impress and hypnotise readers with his vision. But at his time people in England knew squat about late antiquity or Christian East. And he had a Deistic pro-Muslim agenda. Read solid history on the subject and you will have many proofs.

Gibbon is a great writer to be valued for his ideas, not because his work was true in factual sense but was true as a didactic phantasy.

34 posted on 02/01/2003 1:16:07 PM PST by A. Pole
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