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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They were informed that the kings of Bosphorus, Colchos, Iberia, Albania,
Osrhoene, and even the Parthian monarch himself, had accepted their diadems
from the hands of the emperor ; that the independent tribes of the Median and ...
This important labour was performed by the hands of the legionaries themselves ;
to whom the use of the spade and the pick-axe was no less familiar than that of
the sword or pilum. Active valour may often be the present of nature ; but such ...
In this place we may observe that the northern shores of the Euxine, beyond
Trebizond in Asia and beyond the Danube in Europe, acknowledged the
sovereignty of the emperors, and received at their hands either tributary princes
or Roman ...
A Roman praefect was seated on the splendid throne of the Ptolemies ; and the
iron sceptre of the Mamalukes is now in the hands of a Turkish pasha. The Nile
flows down the country, above five hundred miles from the tropic of Cancer to the
... since the magistrates were themselves philosophers ; and the schools of
Athens had given laws to the senate. They could not be impelled by ambition or
avarice, as the temporal and ecclesiastical powers were united in the same
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Gibbon's work, although very lengthy, is very relevant to the study of the Roman Empire. He looks primarily as to why it failed to continue over the centuries -- thus the title. But it really is worth ... Les hele vurderingen
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1 Edward Gibbon ed: J.B. Bury The first volume in this printing by AMS press, based on a 1909 edition from Methuen. In this volume are the preface ... Les hele vurderingen
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