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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... subjected Rome to the power GIBBON'S PREFACES.
[at Rome.] Rome, the capital of a great monarchy, was incessantly filled with
subjects and strangers from every part of the world,13 who all introduced and
enjoyed the favourite superstitions of their native country.14 Every city in the
The people of Rome, viewing, with a secret pleasure, the humiliation of the
aristocracy, demanded only bread and public shows; and were supplied with
both by the liberal hand of Augustus. The rich and polite Italians, who had almost
The slave of Imperial despotism, whether he was condemned to drag his gilded
chain in Rome and the senate, or to wear out a life of exile on the barren rock of
Seriphus, or the frozen banks of the Danube, expected his fate in silent despair.
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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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