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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In 1716 he had become a director of the South Sea Company, and inevitably 'his
fortune was overwhelmed in the shipwreck of the year twenty, and the labours of
thirty years were blasted in a single day' (A, p. 11). A fortune of over £ 100,000 ...
adversity: he rebuilt his fortune, and at his death in 1736 he was once more a
man of substance. In 1707 had been born his only son, Edward Gibbon, the
father of the historian. Edward Gibbon senior attended Westminster School and ...
Whatever might be the merit or fortune of their sons, they likewise were esteemed
unworthy of a seat in the senate; nor were the traces of a servile origin allowed to
be completely obliterated till the third or fourth generation.52 Without ...
The family of Herod, at least after it had been favoured by fortune, was lineally
descended from Cimon and Miltiades, Theseus and Cecrops, Æacus and Jupiter.
But the posterity of so many gods and heroes was fallen into the most abject state
The object of his displeasure, escaping from the narrow limits of his dominions,
would easily obtain, in a happier climate, a secure refuge, a new fortune
adequate to his merit, the freedom of complaint, and perhaps the means of
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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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