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OF THE

DECLINE AND FALL OF THE

ROMAN EMPIRE

BY

EDWARD GIBBON

i

EDITED

WITH INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND APPENDICES

BY

J. B. BURY, D.LITT., LL.D.
CORNZSPONDING MEMBER OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, BT. PETERSBURG
FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE AND REGIOS PROFESSOR OF NODERN HISTORY

IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAXBRIDGE

IN SEVEN VOLUMES

VOLUME VI

WITH TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS AND TWO MAPS

NEW YORK
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1914

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

BEQUEST OF
OLAND BURRAGE DIXON

MAY 19, 1936

CONTENTS OF THE SIXTH VOLUME

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The Limits of the Arabian Conquests

668-675 First Siege of Constantinople by the Arabs

677 Peace and Tribute

716-718 Second Siege of Constantinople

Failare and Retreat of the Saracens

Invention and Use of the Greek Fire

721 Invasion of France by the Arabs ...

731 Expedition and Victories of Abderame
732 Defeat of the Saracens by Charles Martel...

They retreat before the Franks

746-750 Elevation of the Abbassides

750 Fall of the Ommiades

755 Revolt of Spain

Triple Division of the Caliphate

750-960 Magnificence of the Caliphs

Its Consequences on private and public Happiness

754, &c. 813, &c. Introduction of Learning among the Arabians

Their real Progress in the Sciences

Want of Erudition, Taste, and Freedom

781-805 Wars of Harun al Rashid against the Romans

823 The Arabs subdue the Isle of Crete

827-878 And of Sicily

846 Invasion of Rome by the Saracens...

849 Victory and Reign of Leo IV.

852 Foundation of the Leonine City

838 The Amorian War between Theophilus and Motassem
841-870 Disorders of the Turkish Guards
890-951 Rise and Progress of the Carmathians
900 Their military Exploits
929 They pillage Mecca
800-936 Revolt of the Provinces

The independent Dynasties ...

800-941 The Aglabites

829-907 The Edrisites

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