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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In 1707 had been born his only son, Edward Gibbon, the father of the historian.
Edward Gibbon senior attended Westminster School and Emmanuel College,
Cambridge, entering the House of Commons in 1734 as Member for Petersfield,
Perhaps uncoincidentally, it was during his last few months at Lausanne that
Gibbon began to sketch the outline of and collect the materials for his own first
literary work, the Essai sur l'étude de la littérature ('Essay on the Study of
A cavalryman in the regular army, Holroyd initially teased Gibbon over his militia
career, and their friendship began slowly, although it was to become the most
important relationship of Gibbon's adult life. In the midst of these dissipations ...
Hume (who was then under-secretary in the office where Deyverdun worked)
encouraged Gibbon to persevere with this history, advising him only that if he
were writing for posterity English was preferable to French. But when in 1767 the
Edward Gibbon David Womersley. Luther, the worship of saints and relics
corrupted the pure and perfect simplicity of the Christian model; and some
symptoms of degeneracy may be observed even in the first generations which
adopted and ...
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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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