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Steven Runciman (1903 – 2000)

Better known as Sir Steven Runciman, was a British historian known for his studies of eastern Christendom during the Middle Ages.
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Steven Runciman
Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword.
Runciman quotes
I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destinies of man.
Riches should come as the reward for hard work, preferably one's forebears'.

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