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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At the head of this class, we may justly rank the worship of images, so fiercely
disputed in the eighth and ninth centuries; since a question of popular
superstition produced the revolt of Italy, the temporal power of the popes, and the
In every age, such copies, so congenial to human feelings, have been cherished
by the zeal of private friendship, or public esteem: the images of the Roman
emperors were adored with civil, and almost religious, honors; a reverence less ...
In this distress, a bold and dexterous invention assured at once the likeness of
the image and the innocence of the worship. A new super structure of fable was
raised on the popular basis of a Syrian legend, on the correspondence of Christ ...
images, made without hands, (in Greek it is a single word, ) were propagated in
the camps and cities of the Eastern empire: they were the objects of worship, and
the instruments of miracles; and in the hour of danger or tumult, their venerable ...
In this season of distress and dismay, the eloquence of the monks was exercised
in the defence of images; and they attempted to prove, that the sin and schism of
the greatest part of the Orientals had forfeited the favor, and annihilated the ...
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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