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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He restored the forms of her venerable constitution ; and the victors submitted to
the laws, the fashions, and even the prejudices of the vanquished people. This
peaceful triumph, which has been more than once repeated, may be ascribed, in
39 See the reigns of Barkok and Pharadge, in M. de Guignes (torn. iv. 1. xxii. ),
who from the Arabic texts of Aboulmahasen, Ebn Schounah, and Aintabi has and
a prisoner, was raised and restored to the throne. 54 THE DECLINE AND FALL.
and a prisoner, was raised and restored to the throne. In the midst of rebellion
and discord, he braved the menaces, corresponded with the enemies, and
detained the ambassadors, of the Mogul, who patiently expected his decease, ...
A prudent explanation restored his tranquillity; and he passed to a more familiar
topic of conversation. "What is your age ? " said he to the cadhi. " Fifty years." " It
would be the age of my eldest son. You see me here (continued Timour) a poor, ...
On the arrival of the harem from Boursa, Timour restored the queen Despina and
her daughter owou/a to their father and ... a sceptre in his hand, with a solemn
assurance of restoring him with an increase of glory to the throne of his ancestors
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