The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 5

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. jan. 2008 - 564 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 fifth of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 45 ("State of Italy Under the Lombards") through Chapter 51 ("Conquests by the Arabs"), which cover the reign of Justin II; the Lombards' conquest of Italy; the Franks' conquest of Italy; the reign of Tiberius II; the life of Gregory the Great; and the rules of Phocas and Heraclius; the development of Christianity in the Eastern Roman Empire and the councils of Ephesus, Chalcedon, and Nice; the Greek emperors of Constantinople; the rule of Charlemagne of France and the division of his empire upon his death; and the clash between the Arabs and the Eastern Roman Empire. 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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CHAPTER XLV
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Alboin is murdered by his Wife Rosamond
12
PAGE
35
His last War with the Romans
41
5gi6o2 Wars of Maurice against the Avars
57
His Fall and Death
66
PAGE
74
Deliverance of Constantinople from the Persians and Avars
85
gn Alexander Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus
208
gig Romanus I Lecapenus
209
Romanus II junior
211
96g John Zimisces Basil II Constantine IX VIII
213
g76 Basil II and Constantine IX VIII
215
Constantine IX VIII
217
Michael IV the Paphlagonian
218
Michael V Calaphates
219

He is deposed
92
His Birth and Elevation
98
Divine Incarnation of Apollinaris
104
Nestorius Patriarch of Constantinople
114
Heresy of Eutyches
121
The Henoticon of Zeno
128
Paul
160
Mission of the Jesuits
166
Second Marriage and Death of Heraclius
174
PAGE Punishment of Martina and Heracleonas
176
Constantine IV Pogonatus
178
Justinian II
179
695705 His Exile
180
705711 His Restoration and Death
181
Philippicus
183
Anastasius II
184
740 Constantine V Copronymus
186
Leo IV
188
Constantine VI and Irene
189
Irene
191
Nicephorus I
192
Rhangabe
193
Michael II the Stammerer
195
Theophilus
196
Michael III
199
Basil I the Macedonian
201
Leo VI the Philosopher
206
Theodora
220
iosg Constantine XI X Ducas
222
Diogenes
223
Nicephorus III Botaniates
224
Alexius I Comnenus
226
John or CaloJohannes
228
Manuel
229
Alexius II
232
Isaac II Angelus
241
Reformation and Claims of the Church
299
The Germanic Constitution
306
The Soil and Climate
312
National Independence of the Arabs
318
Annual Truce
324
Introduction of the Sabians
330
Mahomet preaches at Mecca
351
Battle of Beder
362
Reign of Abubeker
382
655 or 661680 Reign of Moawtyah
388
The Conquest of Persia Syria Egypt Africa and Spain by tlie Arabs
397
Battle of Cadesia 44
405
The Arabs return to Damascus
422
The first Descent of the Arabs
474
Disgrace of Musa
482
Decline and Fall of Christianity in Africa
489
tasius 130
508
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