There are at least two German translations of The Decline and Fall, one by Wenck, Schreiter and Beck (1805-1807), and a second by Johann C. Sporschil (1837, new ed.
Wenck, Hessische Landesgeschichte (Frankfort, 1783-1803); C. von Rommel, Geschichte von Hesse (Cassel, 1820-1858); F.
Wenck, Die Erhebung Arnulfs and der Zerfall des karolingischen Reiches (Leipzig, 1852); O.
All of which suggests a personality mentally and physically phlegmatic, a suggestion strengthened by the fact that Bartholomaeus de Neocastro (quoted by Wenck) describes him as corpulent in 1290.
"Philip was not a man of violent initiative, the planner of daring and fateful operations; otherwise there 1 Wenck, P .
Wenck, Philipp der Schone von Frankreich (Marburg, 1905); H.
Wenck, Kurfurst Moritz and Herzog August (Leipzig, 1874).
Wenck, "War Bonifaz VIII.
Wenck's Corpus juris gentium recentissimi (3 vols.
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