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Oeuvres, Tome I Les Ruines, ou méditation sur les révolutions des empires. (French Edition)

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Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published (first published March 25th 2011)
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Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Just tastes good, reading the meditations of the Count Volney; his meditations, while viewing this old Syrian city Palmyra*;Constantin-François hears the Ghost of the Ruins;... a marvelous product of his travels in the region.

It's a book published in 1791. Some say it's an "eloquent defense of the rights of the peoples,and an admirable picture of the origin and filiation of the religious ideas..". How actual**, that part,you know:"the rights".






*Palmyra: city most likely founded by King Solomon.
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Constantin-Francois Volney is one of those historical personalities once famous in their own day but now largely forgotten. You’ve heard of people he knew, as well as the events he participated in, but you’ve never heard of the man himself.

Ever hear of Benjamin Franklin? Franklin, then Ambassador to Paris, mentored a young Volney in the years prior to the French Revolution and later introduced him
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