The Ruins[: Or, Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 1996 - Philosophy - 260 pages
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Contents: Condition of Man in the Universe; The Primitive State of Man; Principles of Society; Sources of Evils of Societies; Origin of Governments and Law; Causes of the Revolutions and Ruin of Ancient States; Lessons of Times Past Repeated on the Present; Will the Human Race Improve; The New Age; A Free and Legislative People; Universal Basis of all Right and all Law; Conspiracy of Tyrants; The Search of Truth; Religious Contradictions; Religious Idea; Worship of the Elements and of the Physical Powers of Nature; Worship of the Stars, Symbols, Idolatry; Dualism; Moral and Mystical Worship Worship of the Universe under Diverse Emblems; The Element of Fire; Religion of Moses; World religions; The Law of Nature, plus much more!

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User Review  - FrankensteinsMonster - LibraryThing

"Through this work I obtained a cursory knowledge of history, and a view of the several empires at present existing in the world; it gave me an insight into the manners, governments, and religions of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ThomasCWilliams - LibraryThing

A rare paperback edition of the Jefferson-Barlow translation published by Peter Eckler in 1915. Front cover has a unique image of pyramids and Sphinx. Only copy I have ever seen--I suppose because few ... Read full review

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