The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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T. Cadell, 1837 - 1256 pàgines
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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 ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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and Dacia Thrace Macedonia and Greece
113
Battle of Hadrianople
166
CHAP XVI
178
The Motives Progress and Effects of the Conversion
184
General Idea of the Roman Empire
190
167
191
The Conduct of the Roman Gorernment towards the Chris
194
Joy of the Roman World Sedition at Rome
205
Death of Severus and Accession of his
211
The Sentence is executed by Aurelian
212
Relaxation of Discipline Murder of Caracalla
217
Treaty of Peace between Attila and
220
CHAP XVII
221
The former preserves his military Command
228
Revenue of the Greek Empire Pomp
232
Christians of Gaul Edict of Milan
277
The Persian War Tiridates the Armenian
282
218
290
The System of Plato
294
1185
299
85
302
S50S42 His Behaviour His Retreat
310
1187
318
Emperor
350
9
365
Zeno and Anastasius Emperors of the East Birth
367
242_98 The Nature of the Subject The Emperor
388
feat of Gildo in Africa
395
CHAP XXVII
418
Elagabalus writes to the Senate Picture
439
S64 Josian with his infant Son assumes the Name
446
Decius revises tbe Office of Censor in the
450
Revolt of the Goths They plunder Greece Two great
459
The Triumph of Honorius at Rome
465
acknowledged in Britain and Gaul He
471
CHAP II
491
and Nobles Story of Mamgo
496
1086_1505 Rome against the Popes Successors
510
CHAP XXXV
537
Retreat of Attila Invasion of Italy by Attila
545
Bishop of Rome
547
CHAP XXXVI
551
Accession of Alexander Severus Power
557
Oppression of the Christians
558
The Festival of the Lupercalia Preparations
563
vinces
577
Gus Valentinian passes and fortifies the Rhine 380
581
sulship of Clovis Final Establishment
595
Prosperity of Rome Visit of Theodoric Flou
621
_366 Their Invasion of Britain
628
Restoration of Britain by Theodosius
638
Belisarius lands on the Coast of Africa
655
His sole Consulship End of Gelimer and
661
Dangerous Situation of Gallus His Disgrace
673
Principles of Government Universal Spirit
697
Neglect and Profanation of Daphnc
702
5+? Recovered by Belisarius
703
Settlement of Italy
710
CHAP XLIV
716
is The Institutes 1 OF PERSONS Freemen
727
АС
754
or 483 Birth of the Emperor Justinian
769
Leo VI the Philosopher
818
Alexius II Character and first Adventures
832
Her Tyranny Her Virtues Her Death
835
tions of the Popes Disorders
853
Mahomet subdues the Jews of Arabia
878
Sedition of Constantinople surnamed Nika 263
885
His Conduct at Rome His Alliance with
894
CHAP LIV
966
CHAP LV
972
Palæologus instigates the Revolt of Sicily
973
the Great Origin of the Russian Mon
978
871
985
the Historian Falcandus Conquest of
1004
Defcat of the Romans Captivity and
1011
the Romans
1015
Origis end Numbers of the First Crusade Characters
1018
1201_1456 Revolutions of Athens
1019
fog? Insolence of the Franks Their Review
1030
Their March to Jerusalem Siege and Con
1037
CHAP L
1041
Provincial Councils Union of the Church
1044
1122
1048
118 11892_1191 The third Crusade by Sea Siege
1051
The Greek Emperors of Nice and Constantinople
1090
CHAP LXIII
1101
John Palæologus takes up Arms against
1108
The Sophist Libanius March
1122
Mustapha 2 Isa 3 Soliman
1136
Posts Navigation Improvement of Agricul
1137
Character and Maxims of Artaxerxes military
1138
CHAP LXVII
1141
General Felicity Decline of Courage
1143
Extent of Germany Climate Its Effects
1145
The Germans ignorant of Arts and Agriculture
1153
102
1155
Schism of the Greeks and Latins Reign and Character
1158
His Design of invading Persia Disaffection
1159
John Corvinus Huniades His Defence
1164
CHAP XIII
1167
Mahomet IL forms the Siege of Constantino
1172
1206_1227 Zingis Khan first Emperor of the
1190
1+17 stance Election of Martin V Martin V
1201
to his Son Commodus Accession of
1205
Conspiracy of Porcaro Last Disorders of
1207
193
1213
Distribution of the Revenue
1217
Restoration and Ornaments of the City
1225
Valentinian
1227
6 Invasion of Persia Battle of Cadesia
1229
Plan of the remaining Chapters Succession and Charac
1231
The Goths invade the Empire Distress
1233
485_529 His Successors The last of the Philoso
1241
Rhine Restores the Cities of Gaul
1242
the Isaurian Constantine V Copronymus 811
1245
of the Mogul Khans of Persia Origin
1246
1208
1247
429
1249
1215
1250
524
1252
438
1255
Conquests of Justinian in the West Character and first
1256

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Pàgina xi - It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a; prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent.
Pàgina xi - I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden.
Pàgina 196 - With this view," continues Tacitus,^ " he inflicted the most exquisite tortures on those men who, under the vulgar appellation of Christians, were already branded with deserved infamy. They derived their name and origin from Christ, who, in the reign of Tiberius, had suffered death by the sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilate.
Pàgina xi - I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.
Pàgina vii - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Pàgina 20 - This long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit evaporated.
Pàgina 28 - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Pàgina 219 - Situated in the forty-first degree of latitude, the imperial city commanded, from her seven hills, the opposite shores of Europe and Asia ; the climate was healthy and temperate, the soil fertile, the harbour secure and capacious ; and the approach on the side of the continent was of small extent and easy defence.
Pàgina 88 - Either a pestilence or a famine, a victory or a defeat, an oracle of the gods or the eloquence of a daring leader, were sufficient to impel the Gothic arms on the milder climates of the south. Besides the influence of a martial religion, the numbers and spirit of the Goths were equal to the most dangerous adventures.
Pàgina 218 - If we survey Byzantium in the extent which it acquired with the august name of Constantinople, the figure of the Imperial city may be represented under that of an unequal triangle. The obtuse point, which advances towards the east and the shores of Asia, meets and repels the waves of the Thracian Bosphorus.

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