The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is Edward Gibbon's magnum opus, written and published over a 13-year period beginning in 1776. It not only chronicles the events of the downfall starting with the end of the rule of Marcus Aurelius, but proposes a theory as to why Rome collapsed: the populace, Gibbon theorizes, lost its moral fortitude, its militaristic will, and its sense of civic duty. History is considered a classic in world literature, and Gibbon is sometimes called the first "modern historian" for his insistence upon using primary sources for his research. Many scholars today still use his highly regarded work as reference. In this last of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 64 ("Moguls, Ottoman Turks") through Chapter 71 ("Civil Prospect of the Ruins of Rome in the Fifteenth Century"), which cover the establishment of the Mogul empire and their conquests of China, Persia, Anatolia, and Siberia; the origin of the Ottomans; the establishment of the Ottomans in Europe; the history and life of Timour (Tamerlane); the siege of Constantinople by Amurath II; the reign of John Palaeologus II; the invention of gunpowder; the continued struggles between the Greeks and Latins for influence in the Eastern Roman Empire; the reign of Constantine (the last emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire); the reign of Mahomet (Mehmed) II of the Ottoman Empire; the siege of Constantinople; a summary of the state of Rome since the 12th century; the life of Petrarch; the Great Schism of the West; and the final decay of Rome in the 15th century. Also included in this volume is a complete index to the seven-volume series, English parliamentarian and historian EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794) attended Magdelan College, Oxford for 14 months before his father sent him to Lausanne, Switzerland, where he continued his education. He published Essai sur l'tude de la Littrature (1761) and other autobiographical works, including Mmoire Justificatif pour servir de Rponse l'Expos, etc. de la Cour de France (1779).
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1326-1360 thousand crowns of gold; and the city, by the labours of Orchan,
assumed the aspect of a Mahometan capital ; Prusa was decorated with a
mosque, a college, and an hospital of royal foundation ; the Seljukian coin was
changed for ...
Calumny might affix some reproach on his imperfect aid, his hasty departure, and
a bribe of ten thousand crowns, which he accepted from the Byzantine court ; but
his friend was satisfied ; and the conduct of Amir is excused by the more sacred ...
After some artful delays between the Ottoman prince and his son, their ransom
was valued at sixty thousand crowns, and the first payment had been made,
when an earthquake shook the walls and cities of the provinces ; the dismantled
Thus excluded from the succession, the two princes were confined Discord of the
in the tower of Anema ; and the piety of Manuel, the second son of the reigning
monarch, was rewarded with the gift of the Imperial crown. But at the end of two ...
A truce of ten years was purchased by an annual tribute of thirty thousand crowns
of gold ; the Greeks deplored the public toleration of the law of Mahomet ; and
Bajazet enjoyed the glory of establishing a Turkish cadhi and founding a royal ...
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