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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At the end of his life, Gibbon gratefully acknowledged that The Decline and Fall
had given him 'a name, a rank, a character, in the world, to which [he] should not
otherwise have been entitled' (A, p. 346). But at the outset of his literary career, ...
... to reply to his critics only when, with the publication of Henry Davis's attack on
him in 1778, the ground of contention was shifted from his religious to his literary
and even moral character. But he seems first to have discussed the possibility of
The freedom of character which sometimes caused Gibbon to offend English
susceptibilities also ensured that his richly imaginative apprehension of the past
was never confined within the boundaries of received opinion. How did that ...
Arnaldo Momigliano, in what may be the most influential single piece of
scholarship on Gibbon written in the twentieth century, argues that Gibbon's
distinctive contribution to historical method was to unite in his own person the
characters of ...
Gibbon begins by emphasizing that Attila's military conquests were preceded by
a more important victory over the barbaric character of his subjects: The western
world was oppressed by the Goths and Vandals, who fled before the Huns; but ...
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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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