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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Gibbon's Early Life and Upbringing Gibbon's great-grandfather had been a
linendraper, and his grandfather, the first Edward Gibbon, was a successful man
of business. Happily his 'opinions were subordinate to his interest' and
The success of The Decline and Fall smoothed Gibbon's path into fresh areas of
society. We find him joining new clubs, such as Almack's, and amusing himself by
attending lectures in chemistry and anatomy. In May 1777 he left London to ...
In part, this was surely because a central component of Gibbon's achievement
was his prose style which, although mannered, eludes successful imitation, and
is in any case too firmly attached to its author to be usable by another.
I cannot dissemble that six ample quartos must have tried, and may have
exhausted, the indulgence of the Public; that, in the repetition of similar attempts,
a successful Author has much more to lose, than he can hope to gain; that I am
The conquest of Britain was considered as already achieved; and it was the
design of Agricola to complete and ensure his success by the easy reduction of
Ireland, for which, in his opinion, one legion and a few auxiliaries were sufficient.
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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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