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.
The entire establishment formed a regiment, if we may use the modern
expression, of seven hundred and twenty-six horse, naturally connected with its
respective legion, but occasionally separated to act in the line, and to compose a
part of ...
... lighter troops, and of missile weapons; and was capable of encountering every
nation, with the advantages of its respective arms and discipline.58 Nor was the
legion destitute of what, in modern language, would be styled a train of artillery.
of more than treble that extent. In the midst of the camp, the prætorium, or
general's quarters, rose above the others; the cavalry, the infantry, and the
auxiliaries occupied their respective stations; the streets were broad, and
perfectly straight, ...
Of the larger islands, the two Baleares, which derive their names of Majorca and
Minorca from their respective size, are subject at present, the former to Spain, the
latter to Great Britain. It is easier to deplore the fate, than to describe the actual ...
... 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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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1787
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1887
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 8
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1903