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barbarian cruelty

Cruel behavior toward a person or people that is especially ferocious, violent, inhuman, and uncivilized. There is no barbarian cruelty greater than violence inflicted by an adult upon a child. The area was infamous for the barbarian cruelty inflicted upon minorities and foreigners.
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Because it's far from a lightweight the Barbarian feels a little sluggish off the mark but as you nip through the gears it livens up and has a very respectable 0-62 miles per hour acceleration time of just 10.
An excavation of a grave in Budapest where a barbarian woman had been buried in the remains of a Roman fort is the subject of Agnes B.
For example, Heather begins with a historiographic overview of the study of barbarian migrations, being careful to point out areas that are points of contention among historians and explaining why it is appropriate now for a new examination of the topic.
This work reevaluates the barbarian migrations into the Western Roman Empire and presents an innovative view of this pivotal period.
418-584 [1980] challenged the scholarly consensus regarding the mechanisms of ordered barbarian settlement in the late Roman West; his book, The Narrators of Barbarian History [1988], questioned the very notion of "barbarian history" and challenged a number of long-held assumptions concerning the authors discussed within.
How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World: The Vikings, Vandals, Huns, Mongols, Goths, and Tartars Who Razed the Old World and Formed the New" is a look at the barbarians responsible for how the world is today.
The son of a barbarian father in the service of Rome and a Roman mother, Stilicho was himself emblematic of the barbarian encroachment on the empire.
Stirring words, but true only if the global network of legitimate colleges and universities protects and defends its integrity and reputation against the barbarians at our gates.
Their new vision was brought home to me recently during a private screening of Denys Arcand's latest film The Barbarian Invasions which has since won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Barbarians and Civilisation traces the evolution of the civilised/barbarian dichotomy from its origins in the 19th century to its recent incarnations in popular discourse.
One might even question whether the terms barbarian and civilization convey an accurate impression of the respective cultural levels of the contending sides.
Prior to the 1580s, Tudor histories do not include England's barbarian origins, preferring the more respectable national pedigree provided by Brutus's Trojan band and the offspring of Old Testament patriarchs.
BORLAND chairman Philippe Kahn on his company's "barbarian" culture: "The barbarian represents our dream of the free man.
The game was created by The Barbarian Group LLC, who also developed the popular viral Web feature Subservient Chicken.
THREE RGC players will be wearing the iconic Barbarian shirt next week after being called up by the famous invitational side to take on the Combined Services in Bath on Tuesday.