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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On every side he was encompassed with a vast extent of sea and land, which he
could never hope to traverse without being discovered, seized, and restored to
his irritated master. Beyond the frontiers, his anxious view could discover nothing,
The second period of the Decline and Fall of Rome, may be supposed to
commence with the reign of Justinian, who by his laws, as well as by his victories,
restored a transient splendour to the Eastern Empire. It will comprehend the
invasion of ...
But I would vary the use of Zoroaster and Zerduskt, as I drew my information from
Greece or Persia: since our connection with India, the genuine Timour is restored
to the throne of Tamerlane: our most correct writers have retrenched the Al, the ...
He restored to the Parthians the election of an independent Sovereign, withdrew
the Roman garrisons from the provinces of Armenia, Mesopotamia, and Assyria,
and, in compliance with the precept of Augustus, once more established the ...
The exiles returned, the proselytes multiplied, the temples were restored with
increasing splendor, and Isis and Serapis at length assumed their place among
the Roman deities.16 Nor was this indulgence a departure from the old maxims
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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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