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I once had a classics professor who was an acquaintance of Runciman...when Runciman died he told us a story, about a time when Runciman saw a book written in the Thai language. He thought it was beautiful, and wanted to learn it, so, he did. For no real reason he just learned how to speak Thai. Maybe that's not a very interesting story, and I suppose it wouldn't belong in the article, but I thought I would mention it anyway :) Adam Bishop 03:10, 25 December 2005 (UTC)
Might be worth a mention, with an independent verification. Worthy of being on the talk page at least. -R. fiend 19:19, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
The following should be on wikiquote rather than wikipedia, unless they can be worked into other sections of the text:
"Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword."
"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 destiny of man."
"Riches should come as the reward for hard work, preferably one's forebears'."
I've just formatted a chunk inserted by Mikets12, there's some cites need doing correctly, I'm afraid I don't know how. I don't know about the content of the addition - I suspect (because of its formatting) that it's copied from elsewhere. TheresaWilson (talk) 20:20, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah I definitely suspect that as well, but nothing shows up on Google. Adam Bishop (talk) 21:24, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
After a lot of cuts and re-jigs, it is still over-egged, I think. The old man did a lot more than A History of the Crusades. --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 22:02, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
You did a good job very quickly, OhNo, I suspect that it was probably original (as Adam says - no Google) but all or part of astudent essay or similar. TheresaWilson (talk) 22:10, 30 October 2008 (UTC)