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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Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and
luxury. The image of a free constitution was preserved with decent reverence.
The Roman senate appeared to possess the sovereign authority, and devolved
on the ...
The sovereign of the Russian deserts commands a larger portion of the globe. In
the seventh summer after his passage of the Hellespont, Alexander erected the
Macedonian trophies on the banks of the Hyphasis.1 Within less than a century, ...
But when the principal nations of Europe, Asia, and Africa, were united under the
laws of one sovereign, the source of foreign supplies flowed with much less
abundance, and the Romans were reduced to the milder but more tedious
method of ...
They received laws and governors from the will of their sovereign, and trusted for
their defence to a mercenary army. The posterity of their boldest leaders was
contented with the rank of citizens and subjects. The most aspiring spirits
Augustus permitted indeed some of the provincial cities to erect temples to his
honour, on condition that they should associate the worship of Rome with that of
the sovereign; he tolerated private superstition, of which he might be the object;
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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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