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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... these chosen freedmen obtained no more than the private rights of citizens,
and were rigorously excluded from civil or military honours. Whatever might be
the merit or fortune of their sons, they likewise were esteemed unworthy of a seat
The conqueror was at the head of forty-four veteran legions,1 conscious of their
own strength, and of the weakness of the constitution, habituated, during twenty
years civil war, to every act of blood and violence, and passionately devoted to
The emperor alone was the general of the republic, and his jurisdiction, civil as
well as military, extended over all the conquests of Rome. It was some
satisfaction, however, to the senate, that he always delegated his power to the
members of ...
He wished to deceive the people by an image of civil liberty, and the armies by
an image of civil government. [Image of liberty for the people.] I. The death of
Cæsar was ever before his eyes. He had lavished wealth and honours on his ...
The soldiers were seldom roused to that fatal sense of their own strength, and of
the weakness of the civil authority, which was, before and afterwards, productive
of such dreadful calamities. Caligula and Domitian were assassinated in their ...
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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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1787
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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1887