The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires

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Volney’s best known work deals with the origins of human society, of government and laws, the evolution of society, and the reasons for the decline and fall of empires.

The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires, 3rd ed. (London: J. Johnson, 1796).


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