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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Arnaldo Momigliano, in what may be the most influential single piece of
scholarship on Gibbon written in the twentieth century, argues that Gibbon's
distinctive contribution to historical method was to unite in his own person the
characters of ...
... of the misery of living under the absolute monarchy of the empire: But the
empire of the Romans filled the world, and when that empire fell into the hands of
a single person, the world became a safe and dreary prison for his enemies.
Instead of exposing his person and his legions to the arrows of the Parthians, he
obtained, by an honourable treaty, the restitution of the standards and prisoners
which had been taken in the defeat of Crassus.1 His generals, in the early part of
They solicited with more ardour, and obtained with more facility, the freedom and
honours of the state; supported the national dignity in letters40 and in arms; and,
at length, in the person of Trajan, produced an emperor whom the Scipios ...
The obvious definition of a monarchy seems to be that of a state, in which a
single person, by whatsoever name he may be distinguished, is intrusted with the
execution of the laws, the management of the revenue, and the command 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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