Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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Gibbon Chapter LVI: Italy and the Normans

In this chapter, the Byzantines, Saracens and Franks battle over Italy, and the Normans arrive and take over the south of the peninsula and Sicily, as well as further adventures in the vicinity. Also my reflections on Italy as a concept, learning and toleration, and a strange story about attempted castration which somehow appropriately ends up with Tristram Shandy.
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