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- ‘The fall of the Roman empire did not put an end to viticulture in Italy, but barbarization and economic collapse meant the disappearance of the market for fine wines.’
- ‘We can observe a barbarization on the part of the Palestinians, in the form of suicide bombers, forcing the IDF's response to become barbaric as well, such as in the assault on the Jenin Refugee Camp.’
- ‘Is it too much to suggest that the tough line policies of the last decade have led to a criminalisation or barbarisation of parts of the ‘legitimate’ economy?’’
- ‘The army identified wholeheartedly with the war against Bolshevism on the eastern front, and was deeply implicated in the atrocities to which the front's barbarization gave rise.’
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