The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. jan. 2008 - 524 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 third of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 25 ("Reigns of Jovian and Valentinian, Division of the Empire") through Chapter 35 ("Invasion by Attila"), which cover the rules of Jovian, Valentinian, Valens, Gratian, Theodosius, Arcadius, Honorius, Eutropius, and Valentinian III; wars in Germany, Britain, Africa, and Persia; the Gothic War in 376; the conversion of Rome; the revolt of the Goths; the numerous sackings of Rome by the Goths and Charles V; revolutions in Gaul and Spain; the life of Saint John Chrysostom; the life of Empress Eudocia; the progress of the Vandals in Africa; and the invasion of the Roman Empire by Attila the Hun. 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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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Les hele vurderingen

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One of Gibbons' major theses is that the rise of Christianity, with its emphasis on other-worldly concerns, was a major factor in the decline of the Roman empire. In his notes, Milman, a minister, attempts to counter these conclusions. Les hele vurderingen

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The Government and Death of JovianElection of Valentinian who associates his Brother Valens and makes the final Division of the Eastern and West...
1
Manners of the Pastoral NationsProgress of the Huns from China to EuropeFlight of the GothsThey pass the DanubeGothic marDefeat and Death of ...
69
Death of GratianRuin of ArianismSt AmbroseFirst Civil War against MaximusCharacter Administration and Penance of TheodosiusDeath of Valentini...
133
Final Destruction of PaganismIntroduction of the Worship of Saints and Relics among the Christians
188
Final Division of the Roman Empire between the Sons of Theodo siusReign of Arcadius and HoriorittsAdministration of Rufinvs and StiliehoRevolt a...
216
Revolt of the GothsThey plunder GreeceTwo great Invasions of Italy by Alaric and RadagaisusThey are repulsed by Stilicho The Germans overrun G...
240
Invasion of Italy by AlaricManners of the Roman Senate and PeopleRome is thrice besieged and at length pillaged by the GothsDeath of AlaricThe G...
285
Arcadius Emperor of the EastAdministration and Disgrace of EutropiusRevolt of GaitiasPersecution of St John Chryso stomTheodosius II Emperor o...
358
Death of HonoriusValenlinian III Emperor of the WestAdministration of his Mother PlacidiaAetius and Boniface Conquest of Africa by the Vandals
394
The Character Conquests and Court of Atlila King of the Huns Death of Theodosius the YoungerElevation of Marcian to the Empire of the East
416
Invasion of Gaul by AttilaHe is repulsed by Aetius and the VisigothsAttila invades and evacuates ItalyThe deaths oj Attila Aetius and Valentinian the ...
446
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