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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by sea and by land at more than four hundred and fifty thousand men: a military
power, which, however formidable it may seem, was equalled by a monarch of
the last century, whose kingdom was confined within a single province of the ...
The European provinces of Rome were protected by the course of the Rhine and
the Danube The latter of those mighty streams, which rises at the distance of only
thirty miles from the former, flows above thirteen hundred miles, for the most ...
The provinces of the empire (as they have been described in the preceding
chapter) were destitute of any public force, or constitutional freedom. In Etruria, in
Greece,28 and in Gaul,29 it was the first care of the senate to dissolve those ...
The provinces, long oppressed by the ministers of the republic, sighed for the
government of a single person, who would be the master, not the accomplice, of
those petty tyrants. The people of Rome, viewing, with a secret pleasure, the ...
[Division of the provinces between the emperor and the senate.] Within six days
after Augustus had been compelled to accept so very liberal a grant, he resolved
to gratify the pride of the senate by an easy sacrifice. He represented to them, ...
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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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