The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
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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 first of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 1 ("The Extent of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines") through Chapter 14 ("Six Emperors at the Same Time, Reunion of the Empire"), which cover the Age of the Antonines; the rule and murder of Commodus; the sale of the Empire to Didius Julianus; the rules of Severus, Caracalla, Alexander Severus, Maximin, Decius, Gallus, milianus, Valerian, Gallienus, Claudius, Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Diocletian, Maximinus Thrax, Gordian I, Gordian II, Pupienus, Balbinus, and Gordian III; the current state of Persia; and the current state of Germany. 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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... Pratorian Guards — Clodius Albinus in Britain, Pescennius Niger in Syria, and
Septimius Severus in Pannonia, declare against the Murderers of Pertinax— Civil
Wars and Victory of Severus over his three Rivals — Relaxation of discipline ...
104 Their specious Claims 105 They offer the Empire to Sale 105 ig3 It is
purchased by Julian 106 Julian is acknowledged by the Senate 106 Takes
possession of the Palace 107 The public Discontent 107 The Armies of Britain,
Syria, and ...
287 State of the Peasants of Gaul Their Rebellion And Chastisement „ 287 Revolt
of Carausius in Britain  Importance of Britain Power of Carausius 289
Acknowledged by the other Emperors 294  His Death ., 296 Recovery of
The spirit of improvement had passed the Alps and been felt even in the woods of
Britain, which were gradually cleared away to open a free space for convenient
and elegant habitations. The sciences of physic and astronomy were ...
The proximity of its situation to the coast of Gaul seemed to invite their arms ; the
pleasing, though doubtful, intelligence of a pearl fishery attracted their avarice ; 8
and as Britain was viewed in the light of a distinct and insulated world, the ...
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