The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Penguin UK, 19. jun. 2000 - 848 sider
Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.
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I. The first of these periods may be traced from the age of Trajan and the
Antonines, when the Roman monarchy, having attained its full strength and
maturity, began to verge towards its decline; and will extend to the subversion of
the Western ...
... to finish, most probably in a second volume, the first of these memorable
periods; and to deliver to the Public, the complete history of the Decline and Fall
of Rome, from the age of the Antonines, to the subversion of the Western Empire.
The whole period extends from the age of Trajan and the Antonines, to the taking
of Constantinople by Mahomet the second; and includes a review of the
Crusades and the state of Rome during the middle ages. Since the publication of
the first ...
The Extent and Military Force of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines. [
Introduction]. In the second century of the Christian Æra, the empire of Rome
comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of
Notwithstanding this difference in their personal conduct, the general system of
Augustus was equally adopted and uniformly pursued by Hadrian and by the two
Antonines. They persisted in the design of maintaining the dignity of the empire, ...
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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Les hele vurderingen
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One of Gibbons' major theses is that the rise of Christianity, with its emphasis on other-worldly concerns, was a major factor in the decline of the Roman empire. In his notes, Milman, a minister, attempts to counter these conclusions. Les hele vurderingen
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