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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In Gibbon's view it had been translated into the ceremonies and doctrines of its
successor religion, Catholic Christianity, where it persisted in a way which was
theologically unfortunate. But religion can be assessed in terms other than the ...
... splendid prospect; and it was justly to be dreaded, that so many distant nations
would throw off the unaccustomed yoke, when they were no longer restrained by
the powerful hand which had imposed it. [Resigned by his successor Hadrian.] ...
... of his successor. The restless activity of Hadrian was not less remarkable,
when compared with the gentle repose of Antoninus Pius. The life of the former
was almost a perpetual journey; and as he possessed the various talents of the
The Asiatic Greeks were the first inventors, the successors of Alexander the first
objects, of this servile and impious mode of adulation. It was easily transferred
from the kings to the governors of Asia; and the Roman magistrates very
The Roman emperors, desirous to spare the legions that interval of suspense,
and the temptation of an irregular choice, invested their designed successor with
so large a share of present power, as should enable him, after their decease, ...
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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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