The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 3760
ISBN: 0307700763
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Release: 2010-12
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: un

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Edward Gibbon's classic timeless work of ancient Roman history in 6 volumes collected into 2 boxed sets, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9783849658595
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Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
Language: un

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In judging the 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' it should carefully be observed that it falls into two parts which are heterogeneous in the method of treatment. The first part, a little more than five-eighths of the work, supplies a very full history of 460 years (A.D. 180–641); the second and smaller part is a summary history of about 800 years (A.D. 641–1453) in which certain episodes are selected for fuller treatment and so made prominent. To the first part unstinted praise must be accorded; it may be said that, with the materials at the author’s disposition, it hardly admitted of improvement, except in trifling details. But the second, notwithstanding the brilliancy of the narrative and the masterly art in the grouping of events, suffers from a radical defect which renders it a misleading guide. The author designates the story of the later empire at Constantinople (after Heraclius) as “a uniform tale of weakness and misery,” a judgment which is entirely false; and in accordance with this doctrine, he makes the empire, which is his proper subject, merely a string for connecting great movements which affected it, such as the Saracen conquests, the Crusades, the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests. He failed to bring out the momentous fact that up to the 12th century the empire was the bulwark of Europe against the East, nor did he appreciate its importance in preserving the heritage of Greek civilization. He compressed into a single chapter the domestic history and policy of the emperors from the son of Heraclius to Isaac Angelus; and did no justice to the remarkable ability and the indefatigable industry shown in the service of the state by most of the sovereigns from Leo III. to Basil II. He did not penetrate into the deeper causes underlying the revolutions and palace intrigues. His eye rested only on superficial characteristics which have served to associate the name “Byzantine” with treachery, cruelty, bigotry and decadence. It was reserved for Finlay to depict, with greater knowledge and a juster perception, the lights and shades of Byzantine history. Thus the later part of the Decline and Fall, while the narrative of certain episodes will always be read with profit, does not convey a true idea of the history of the empire or of its significance in the history of Europe. It must be added that the pages on the Slavonic peoples and their relations to the empire are conspicuously insufficient; but it must be taken into account that it was not till many years after Gibbon’s death that Slavonic history began to receive due attention, in consequence of the rise of competent scholars among the Slavs themselves. This is volume eight out of twelve.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon,David Womersley
Pages: 795
ISBN: 9780140437645
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Release: 2000-06-19
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

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Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire

The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 394
ISBN: 1011258544
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Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Wentworth Press
Language: en

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 8

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  Volume 8
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 396
ISBN: 1340649047
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Release: 2015-08-31
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 1089
ISBN: 1853264997
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Release: 1998
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Published between 1776 and 1788, this text is acknowledged as a masterpiece of English historical writing. Covering the history of Europe from the 2nd-century AD, to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, this edition includes footnotes, explanatory comments, and a precis of the chapters not included.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 1258
ISBN: 9780375758119
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Release: 2003
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

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Recounts the events that led to the fall of the Roman Empire, from the second century A.D. to the fifteenth century A.D.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:400446107
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Release: 1792
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89003352622
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Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 329
ISBN: CHI:16196026
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Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Gibbon, Edward
Pages: 664
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Release: 2015-03-09
Editor: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Language: un

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All six volumes are contained in this eBook. There is a linked table of contents, and the footnotes are also linked. Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (sometimes shortened to Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. Published in six volumes, volume I was published in 1776 and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; Volumes IV, V, and VI in 1788–89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, at the time its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome". Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. They had become weak, outsourcing their duties to defend their Empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, "manly" military lifestyle. In addition, Gibbon argued that Christianity created a belief that a better life existed after death, which fostered an indifference to the present among Roman citizens, thus sapping their desire to sacrifice for the Empire. He also believed its comparative pacifism tended to hamper the traditional Roman martial spirit. Finally, like other Enlightenment thinkers, Gibbon held in contempt the Middle Ages as a priest-ridden, superstitious dark age. It was not until his own age of reason and rational thought, it was believed, that human history could resume its progress. Gibbon saw the Praetorian Guard as the primary catalyst of the empire's initial decay and eventual collapse, a seed planted by Augustus at the establishment of the empire. He cites repeated examples of the Praetorian Guard abusing their power with calamitous results, including numerous instances of imperial assassination and incessant demands for increased pay. Gibbon's style is frequently distinguished by an ironically detached and somewhat dispassionate yet critical tone. He occasionally lapsed into moralization and aphorism. "As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters". "The influence of the clergy, in an age of superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people"(Chapter Three). "History...is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortune of mankind"(ibid). "If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery [of gunpowder] with the slow and laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind" (Chapter).

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89035805910
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003928442
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Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Gibbon
Pages: 402
ISBN: BSB:BSB10718580
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Release: 1789
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire    Volume 1
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1' by historian Edward Gibbon was first published in the year 1776. Through this book, Gibbon offers an explanation for the fall of the Roman Empire, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to attempt the task.

The Modern Cultural Myth of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Modern Cultural Myth of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Jonathan Theodore
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781137569974
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Release: 2016-08-13
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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This book investigates the ‘decline and fall’ of Rome as perceived and imagined in aspects of British and American culture and thought from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries. It explores the ways in which writers, filmmakers and the media have conceptualized this process and the parallels they have drawn, deliberately or unconsciously, to their contemporary world. Jonathan Theodore argues that the decline and fall of Rome is no straightforward historical fact, but a ‘myth’ in terms coined by Claude Lévi-Strauss, meaning not a ‘falsehood’ but a complex social and ideological construct. Instead, it represents the fears of European and American thinkers as they confront the perceived instability and pitfalls of the civilization to which they belonged. The material gathered in this book illustrates the value of this idea as a spatiotemporal concept, rather than a historical event – a narrative with its own unique moral purpose.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 828
ISBN: RMS:RMS5LDIP000001914$$$X
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9783849658564
Available:
Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In judging the 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' it should carefully be observed that it falls into two parts which are heterogeneous in the method of treatment. The first part, a little more than five-eighths of the work, supplies a very full history of 460 years (A.D. 180–641); the second and smaller part is a summary history of about 800 years (A.D. 641–1453) in which certain episodes are selected for fuller treatment and so made prominent. To the first part unstinted praise must be accorded; it may be said that, with the materials at the author’s disposition, it hardly admitted of improvement, except in trifling details. But the second, notwithstanding the brilliancy of the narrative and the masterly art in the grouping of events, suffers from a radical defect which renders it a misleading guide. The author designates the story of the later empire at Constantinople (after Heraclius) as “a uniform tale of weakness and misery,” a judgment which is entirely false; and in accordance with this doctrine, he makes the empire, which is his proper subject, merely a string for connecting great movements which affected it, such as the Saracen conquests, the Crusades, the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests. He failed to bring out the momentous fact that up to the 12th century the empire was the bulwark of Europe against the East, nor did he appreciate its importance in preserving the heritage of Greek civilization. He compressed into a single chapter the domestic history and policy of the emperors from the son of Heraclius to Isaac Angelus; and did no justice to the remarkable ability and the indefatigable industry shown in the service of the state by most of the sovereigns from Leo III. to Basil II. He did not penetrate into the deeper causes underlying the revolutions and palace intrigues. His eye rested only on superficial characteristics which have served to associate the name “Byzantine” with treachery, cruelty, bigotry and decadence. It was reserved for Finlay to depict, with greater knowledge and a juster perception, the lights and shades of Byzantine history. Thus the later part of the Decline and Fall, while the narrative of certain episodes will always be read with profit, does not convey a true idea of the history of the empire or of its significance in the history of Europe. It must be added that the pages on the Slavonic peoples and their relations to the empire are conspicuously insufficient; but it must be taken into account that it was not till many years after Gibbon’s death that Slavonic history began to receive due attention, in consequence of the rise of competent scholars among the Slavs themselves. This is volume five out of twelve.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon,John Bagnell Bury
Pages: 2537
ISBN: UVA:X002718188
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Release: 1995
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the Roman Empire's rise to greatness as well as its eventual decline and fall brought about by increasingly dramatic military, economic, and social changes.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 818
ISBN: 1980533695
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Release: 2018-03-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The only complete and unabridged copy of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that appears in a single volume for a price that your pocket will love. The font is smaller than most publications, but is none the less legible. Most other options appear in multiple volumes and cost a lot of money. If you want to own a print unabridged copy for a reasonable price, then this is your best choice. This volume includes: -The complete content of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - All of Gibbon's original Footnotes displayed on the same page which they are referred to - Extensive editor notes - Over 8000 total footnotes - 8 maps - Detailed Table of Contents