The Ruins; Or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature
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The Ruins; Or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

By C.-F. (Constantin-François) Volney
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Translation from French of Les ruines

Table of Contents
  • THE RUINS,
    • OR, MEDITATION ON THE REVOLUTIONS OF EMPIRES: AND THE LAW OF NATURE, by C. F. VOLNEY,
      • COMTE ET PAIR DE FRANCE. COMMANDEUR DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR, MEMBRE DE L'ACADEMIE FRANCAISE, ET DE PLUSIEURS AUTRES SOCIETES SAVANTES. DEPUTY TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF 1789, AND AUTHOR OF "TRAVELS IN EGYPT AND SYRIA," "NEW RESEARCHES ON ANCIENT HISTORY," ETC. TO WHICH IS ADDED VOLNEY'S ANSWER TO DR. PRIESTLY, A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE BY COUNT DARU, AND THE ZODIACAL SIGNS AND CONSTELLATIONS BY THE EDITOR.
        • NEW YORK, TWENTIETH CENTURY PUB. CO., 4 WARREN ST. 1890.
    • PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.
    • TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE
      • OF THE ENGLISH EDITION PUBLISHED IN PARIS.
    • PREFACE OF THE LONDON EDITION.*
    • PREFACE OF THE AMERICAN EDITION.*
    • ADVERTISEMENT OF THE AMERICAN EDITION.
      • VOLNEY'S RUINS;
    • PARIS TRANSLATION,
      • First published in this Country by Dixon and Sickels.
    • LONDON TRANSLATION.
    • PHILADELPHIA TRANSLATION.
    • LIFE OF VOLNEY
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE JOURNEY.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • THE REVERIE.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • THE APPARITION.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE EXPOSITION
    • CHAPTER V.
      • CONDITION OF MAN IN THE UNIVERSE.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • THE PRIMITIVE STATE OF MAN.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • PRINCIPLES OF SOCIETY.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • SOURCES OF THE EVILS OF SOCIETY.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENT AND LAWS.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • GENERAL CAUSES OF THE PROSPERITY OF ANCIENT STATES.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • GENERAL CAUSES OF THE REVOLUTIONS AND RUIN OF ANCIENT STATES.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • LESSONS OF TIMES PAST REPEATED ON THE PRESENT.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • WILL THE HUMAN RACE IMPROVE?
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • THE GREAT OBSTACLE TO IMPROVEMENT.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • THE NEW AGE.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • A FREE AND LEGISLATIVE PEOPLE.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • UNIVERSAL BASIS OF ALL RIGHT AND ALL LAW.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • CONSTERNATION AND CONSPIRACY OF TYRANTS.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE NATIONS.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • THE SEARCH OF TRUTH.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • PROBLEM OF RELIGIOUS CONTRADICTIONS.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • ORIGIN AND FILIATION OF RELIGIOUS IDEAS.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • ALL RELIGIONS HAVE THE SAME OBJECT.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM OF CONTRADICTIONS.
  • THE LAW OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER 1.
      • OF THE LAW OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • CHARACTERS OF THE LAW OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF NATURE RELATING TO MAN.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • OF INDIVIDUAL VIRTUES.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • ON TEMPERANCE.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • ON CONTINENCE.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • ON COURAGE AND ACTIVITY.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • ON CLEANLINESS.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • ON DOMESTIC VIRTUES.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE SOCIAL VIRTUES; JUSTICE.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIAL VIRTUES.
    • VOLNEY'S ANSWER TO DR. PRIESTLY.*
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