The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 6
Cosimo, Inc., 1. jan. 2008 - 580 sider
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 sixth of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 52 ("More Conquests by the Arabs") through Chapter 63 ("Civil Wars and the Ruin of the Greek Empire"), which cover the continued wars between Constantinople and the Arabs; the rise of Harun al Rashid; Islamic advances in the sciences; the invasion of Rome by the Saracens; the state of the Byzantine Empire in the 10th century; the rise of Greek power and influence in the Eastern Roman Empire; the Paulicans; the establishment of a Bulgarian kingdom; the origin of the Russian monarchy; the rise of the Normans in Italy; the life of Robert Guiscard; the many conquests of Sicily; the origin of the Seljuk Turks and their empire; the Turkish conquest of Jerusalem; the First, Second, and Third Crusades; the break between the Greeks and Latins in Constantinople; the rule of Emperor Baldwin I; the resurgence of Greek power in Constantinople; the origins of the family of Courtenay; and the establishment of the Greek Empire. 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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Second Siege of Constantinople Failure and Retreat of the Saracens Invention
and Use of the Greek Fire 721 Invasion of France by the Arabs 731 Expedition
and Victories of Abderame 732 Defeat of the Saracens by Charles Martel .
... any boundary should confine the dominion of the successor of the prophet. The
confidence of soldiers and fanatics may indeed be excused, since the calm
historian of the present hour, who strives to follow the rapid course of the
He was alarmed by the sound of war ; and his ambassador returned from
Damascus with the tremendous news that the Saracens were preparing an
armament by sea and land, such as would transcend the experience of the past,
or the belief ...
In the decline of society and art, the deserted cities could supply a slender booty
to the Saracens ; their richest spoil was found in the churches and monasteries,
which they stripped of their ornaments and delivered to the flames ; and the ...
The Saracens of Crete soon repaired the loss of their navy ; and the timbers of
mount Ida were launched into the main. During an hostile period, of one hundred
and thirty-eight years, the princes of Constantinople attacked these licentious ...
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