History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Simon and Schuster, 18. jan. 2013 - 398 sider
Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries.
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The women and clergy, in sackcloth and ashes, lay prostrate in prayer: the men
were in arms for the defence of their country; the common danger had united the
factions, and the event of a battle was preferred to the slow miseries of a siege.
In arms, at the gate of the Vatican, the conqueror listened to the voice of Gregory
the Second, withdrew his troops, resigned his conquests, respectfully visited the
church of St. Peter, and after performing his devotions, offered his sword and ...
The Lombards, after a weak resistance, obtained an ignominious peace, and
swore to restore the possessions, and to respect the sanctity, of the Roman
church. But no sooner was Astolphus delivered from the presence of the French
After the recovery of Italy and Africa by the arms of Justinian, the importance and
danger of those remote provinces required the presence of a supreme magistrate
; he was indifferently styled the exarch or the patrician; and these governors of ...
His treatment of the vanquished Saxons was an abuse of the right of conquest;
his laws were not less sanguinary than his arms, and in the discussion of his
motives, whatever is subtracted from bigotry must be imputed to temper.
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Les hele vurderingen
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A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900