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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... he and some other young Englishmen lodging in the town, too much enlivened
by burgundy, created nocturnal disturbances. One of these companions was
William Guise, with whom Gibbon would the following year make the tour of Italy.
In the midst of these dissipations Gibbon began to prepare himself for what
promised to be the most valuable portion of his tour: he launched himself upon a
course of hard study, focusing on the geography of ancient Italy. The extension of
It will comprehend the invasion of Italy by the Lombards; the conquest of the
Asiatic and African provinces by the Arabs, who embraced the religion of
Mahomet; the revolt of the Roman people against the feeble princes of
Constantinople; and ...
[Italy.] Before the Roman conquest, the country which is now called Lombardy,
was not considered as a part of Italy. It had been occupied by a powerful colony
of Gauls, who settling themselves along the banks of the Po, from Piedmont to ...
The Samnites and the Lucanians paid the severe penalty of their rashness; but
the rest of the Italian states, as they successively returned to their duty, were
admitted into the bosom of the republic,24 and soon contributed to the ruin ...
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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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