The Ruins of Empires

The Ruins of Empires This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before This IS NOT an OCR d book with strange characters introduced typographical errors and jumbled words This book may have occasional imperf

  • Title: The Ruins of Empires
  • Author: Constantin-François Volney
  • ISBN: 9780933121522
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923 This IS NOT an OCR d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We beThis is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923 This IS NOT an OCR d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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    1. I've read the book some years ago: an amazing reflection on ancient civilizations (and questioning of several religions*) in the area of today's Middle East. At times, beyond that geographical area**.Travelling in a vast area (Ottoman Empire and Egypt and Syria) in the year 1784 and visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, Volney, unknowingly, summons the Ghost of the ruins with his many questions and melancholic state:-what about those times of abundance and life? where are the palace [...]

    2. Je vous salue, ruines solitaires, tombeaux saints, murs silencieux! C’est vous que j’invoque; c’est à vous que j’adresse ma prière. Oui! tandis que votre aspect repousse d’un secret effroi les regards du vulgaire, mon cœur trouve à vous contempler le charme de mille sentimens et de milles pensées. Combien d’utiles leçons, de réflexions touchantes ou fortes n’offrez-vous pas à l’esprit qui sait vous consulter! C'est vous qui, lorsque la terre entière asservie se taisoit d [...]

    3. هذا هو كتاب "الأطلال، أو تأملات في ثورات الإمبراطوريات" الذي أصدره الكونت كونستانتان دي فولني في 1791 بعد أن قضى أربع سنوات من الرحلة في مصر والشام.الكتاب الذي أعجب به المفكر توماس جيفرسون،أحد الآباء المؤسسين للولايات المتحدة، حتى أنه شارك سرًا في ترجمته مع جويل بارلو، جاء فيه [...]

    4. I've read the book some years ago. An amazing reflection on ancient civilizations in the area of today Middle East. Travelling in a vast area (Ottoman Empire and Egypt and Syria) in the year 1784 and visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, Volney, unknowingly, summons the Ghost of the ruins with his many questions and melancholic state:what about those times of abundance and life? where are the palaces?what caused the destruction? why the population not perpetuated?The answers obtaine [...]

    5. This is another look at history that was written by a Frenchman who was a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson. Instead of looking to Greece and Rome as the cradle of civilization, he considers Egypt to be more ancient, thus confronting the prejudice against African races of his era. We can still learn from this book as he was trying to distinguish the characteristics of civilization that make it last for millennia.

    6. This edition IS a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow.Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract—and henc [...]

    7. This is a copy of the original edition published in August 1791. The very first French constitution went into effect one month later. Since Volney sat on the committee that wrote the first French constitution, he was writing the final drafts of both documents at the same time. This means with one hand Volney was writing theory ("Les Ruines") and with the other he was co-writing reality (the 1791 constitution).

    8. Very interesting book. Written in the late 1700s in French, it was felt to be so important that Thomas Jefferson anonymously translated the first 20 chapters. Topics include the Laws of Nature and how we should live our lives accordingly, the foundations of religion, enlightened society, etc. Lots of philosophy and ancient history. It took a bit to get into the 1700s language, but well worth the read.

    9. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Who ever has a copy send me a note and we can make a determination real fastNote too this is probably the single worst book cover for Volney's Ruins I have ever seen. Who ever chose it obviously has no idea about the book's true content and meaningIn any event, here's my review of this book:Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early day [...]

    10. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have this edition send me a note and we can make a determination real fastEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book [...]

    11. Not enough information to determine if this is the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have a copy, send me a note and we can make that determination real quickHere is my review of the book nonetheless:Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of huma [...]

    12. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have this edition please send me a note and we can make the determination real quickEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history. [...]

    13. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have this edition, send me a note and we can make that determination real fastEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The bo [...]

    14. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Whoever has a copy send me a note and we can make a determination real quickEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s ce [...]

    15. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have this edition, send me a note and we can make that determination real fastEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The bo [...]

    16. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have a copy send me a note and we can make that determination real quickEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s [...]

    17. Not enough information to determine if this edition is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have this edition, send me a note and we can make that determination real fastEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The bo [...]

    18. Not enough information to determine if this is a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. If you have this edition, send me a note and we can make a determination real quickEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s cen [...]

    19. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is a review of the book nonethelessEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s So [...]

    20. This edition IS a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow.Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract—and henc [...]

    21. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is a review of the book nonethelessEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s So [...]

    22. This edition IS a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow.Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract—and henc [...]

    23. This edition IS a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow.Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract—and henc [...]

    24. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is my review of the book nonethelessEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s S [...]

    25. This edition IS a reprint of the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow.Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract—and henc [...]

    26. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is my review of the book nonetheless:Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s [...]

    27. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is a review of the book nonethelessEmpires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s So [...]

    28. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is my review of the book nonetheless:Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s [...]

    29. This is NOT the translation by Thomas Jefferson and Joel Barlow. Here is my review of the book nonetheless:Empires Rise if Government Allows Enlightened Self-Interest to FlourishIn the early days of the French Revolution, Constantin-Francois Volney, a member of the first National Assembly and friend of Thomas Jefferson, published Ruins of Empires, a post-Enlightenment review of human history.The book’s central premise, noted above, represents not only a refutation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s [...]

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