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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Half the army spread up the river to take or mask the Carizmian fortresses and
join hands at Khojend with the corps from Cashgar. The other half, under Chingiz
himself, marched straight across the Red Sand Desert upon Bochara. Cahun, op.
... sailed in sixty-eight days, most probably to the isle of Borneo, under the
equinoctial line ; and, though they returned not without spoil or glory, the emperor
was dissatisfied that the savage king had escaped from their hands. or p<.rsia,
In 1393 the principality of Kastamuniya (in Paphlagonia, including Sinope) was
conquered ; and with the exception of the eastern parts of Caramania all the little
Seljuk states of Anatolia were in the hands of the Ottomans. Cp. the table in S.
... rather than the instruments, of victory : the use of the Greek fire was familiar to
the Moguls and Ottomans; but, had they borrowed from Europe the recent
invention of gunpowder and cannon, the artificial thunder, in the hands of either
His life and liberty were in their hands ; nor can we, without reluctance, applaud
the fidelity of Adorno, who, in the midst of the passage, knelt before him, and
gratefully accepted a discharge of his arrears of tribute. They landed in sight of ...
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