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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The first edition of volume one – of which, almost at the last minute, Strahan had
presciently ordered the print run to be doubled from five hundred to a thousand
copies - was exhausted 'in a few days' (A, p. 311; Norton, pp. 36–47). A second ...
Abraham had been relieved by the well-known plenty of Egypt; the same country,
a small and populous tract, was still capable of exporting, each year, two hundred
and sixty thousand quarters of wheat for the use of Constantinople; and the ...
We may compute, however, that the legion, which was itself a body of six
thousand eight hundred and thirty-one Romans, might, with its attendant
auxiliaries, amount to about twelve thousand five hundred men. The peace
establishment of ...
Even Italy was not left destitute of a military force. Above twenty thousand chosen
soldiers, distinguished by the titles of City Cohorts and Prætorian Guards,
watched over the safety of the monarch and the capital. As the authors of almost
... at least the reverence, of all mankind. The deities of a thousand groves and a
thousand streams possessed, in peace, their local and respective influence; nor
could the Roman who deprecated the wrath of the Tiber, deride the Egyptian who
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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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