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Protecting the interval from the demise of Louis XIV (1715) to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo and the tip of the innovative and Napoleonic Wars in Europe (1815), this quantity bargains documentary proof illustrating significant advancements in politics and executive; within the financial constitution of society; in philosophic, highbrow, and spiritual concept; and in literature and the humanities. one of the particular matters coated are the constrained monarchy and reform routine in Britain, the various different types of absolutism in Europe, the French and American Revolutions, adjustments in tools of agriculture, the
Industrial Revolution, the Enlightenment, and deism.

The assets in Western Civilization sequence, of which this can be quantity VIII, is created from ten paperback volumes that focus the advance of western civilization from the traditional close to East to the twentieth Century. every one quantity encompasses a small number— 15 to 30—of fairly lengthy key choices from unique assets of the interval.

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Hich they may consecrate and enforce by their manners and customs. There are others of an indifferent nature, respecting which, it rests at the option of nations to make in their treaties whatever agreements they please, or to introduce whatever custom or practice they think proper. But every treaty, every custom, which contravenes the injunctions or prohibitions of the Necessary law of nations, unlawful. It will appear, however, in the sequel, that it is is only by the Internal law, by the law of Conscience, such conventions or are always treaties which condemned as unlawful, and that, for reasons shall be given in their proper place, they are nevertheless often valid by the external law.

But we must not conclude from thence, that the nation wanted a genius for trade.

Nay, the motives to it will lose much of their force, when a government is strong in reputation, and men are kept in good humor by feeling the rod of a party on no occasion, tho they feel the weight of the sceptre on some. Such opportunities, however, may happen; and there may be reason, as well as pretences, sometimes for opposition even in such a reign: at least we will suppose so, that we may include in this argument every contingent case. Grievances then are complained of, mistakes and abuses in government are pointed out, and ministers are prosecuted by their enemies.

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