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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Altai regions, c. 1203-4, the vizir of the Naiman king passedjnto his service and
became his chancellor. This minister was an Uigur and had Uigur successors.
... with plans and illustrations, and most valuable elucidations and bibliography,
is indispensable to the study of the traveller. A new edition of Rubruquis is
wanted. The account of a journey among the Mongols by another traveller,
The work has never been published, but an edition is promised by Pro- •fessor E.
Denison Ross from a Ms. in the British Museum dated 1434. See note in Skrine
and Ross, The Heart of Asia, p. 168.] 2 These commentaries are yet unknown in ...
69 The dialogue de Varietate Fortunae (of which a complete and elegant edition
has been published at Paris in 1723, in 4to) was composed a short time before
the death of Pope Martin V. (p. 5), and consequently about the end of the year ...
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Guignes, Hist, des Huns, torn. i. p. 71, 72- 71 For the return, triumph, and death of
Timour, see Sherefeddin (1. vi. c. 1-30) and Arabshah (torn. ii. c. 35-47).
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