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  • The primary government is aristocratic. Patrician tyranny rouses the populace to revolt, and then democratic equality is established under a republic. Democratic excesses cause the rise of an empire, which, becoming corrupt, declines into barbarism, and, again emerging from it, retraces the same course.
  • Golitsuin was a typical representative of Russian society of the end of the 17th century in its transition from barbarism to civilization.
  • The penury and barbarism of Polish circumstances are graphically described in his and his wife's letters of this period.
  • At length the long period of barbarism which accompanied and followed the fall of the Roman empire drew to a close in Europe.
  • Gibbon justly describes it as " a golden volume, not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or Tully, but which claims incomparable merit from the barbarism of the times and the situation of the author."

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