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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Beyond the frontiers, his anxious view could discover nothing, except the ocean,
inhospitable deserts, hostile tribes of barbarians, of fierce manners and unknown
language, or dependent kings, who would gladly purchase the emperor's ...
... he had exhausted every resource both of valour and policy.16 This memorable
war, with a very short suspension of hostilities, lasted five years; and as the
emperor could exert, without controul, the whole force of the state, it was
The terror of the Roman arms added weight and dignity to the moderation of the
emperors. They preserved peace by a constant preparation for war; and while
justice regulated their they announced to the nations on their confines, that they ...
According to the rigour of law, the emperor might have asserted his claim, and
the prudent Atticus prevented, by a frank confession, the officiousness of
informers. But the equitable Nerva, who then filled the throne, refused to accept
any part of ...
They received and held their commissions at the will of a superior, to whose
auspicious influence the merit of their action was legally attributed.10 They were
the representatives of the emperor. The emperor alone was the general 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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