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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It was clear within two months that the experiment had been a failure, and in
response to this disappointment Edward Gibbon senior thereupon embraced 'a
singular and desperate measure' (A, p. 56) and made his second great mistake.
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 ...
... agreeable occupation of my leisure hours. BENTINCK-STREET March 1, 1781.
An Author easily persuades himself that the public opinion is still favourable to
his labours; and I have now embraced the serious resolution of proceeding to the
valour, the future suffrages of their countrymen.51 Since the alteration of manners
and government, the most wealthy of the equestrian order were engaged in the
administration of justice, and of the revenue;52 and whenever they embraced ...
The Roman conquerors very eagerly embraced so flattering a circumstance, and
the Gallic frontier of the Rhine, from Basil to Leyden, received the pompous
names of the Upper and the Lower Germany.72 Such, under the reign of 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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