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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The religion of Constantine achieved, in less than a century, the final conquest of
the Roman empire: but the victors themselves were insensibly subdued by the
arts of their vanquished rivals. (ADF, p. 360) Gibbon encourages us to view the ...
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 ...
... to the south of the tropic; but the heat of the climate soon repelled the invaders,
and protected the unwarlike natives of those sequestered regions.2 The northern
countries of Europe scarcely deserved the expence and labour of conquest.
The military fame of a subject was considered as an insolent invasion of the
Imperial prerogative; and it became the duty, as well as interest, of every Roman
general, to guard the frontiers intrusted to his care, without aspiring to conquests
The conquest of Britain was considered as already achieved; and it was the
design of Agricola to complete and ensure his success by the easy reduction of
Ireland, for which, in his opinion, one legion and a few auxiliaries were sufficient.
9 The ...
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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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