The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 січ. 2008 р. - 592 стор.
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 second of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 15 ("The Progress of the Christian Religion") through Chapter 24 ("The Retreat and Death of Julian"), which cover Gibbon's controversial history of Christianity in the Roman Empire; the rule of Nero; the construction of Constantinople; the organization of the Roman government; the rule of Constantine; wars with Persia; the rules of Gallus and Julian; the Schism of the Donatists; the council of Nice; and the Arian heresy. 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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Let's be very clear about one thing: if you write English prose, and if you read a lot and care about English prose, you should read Gibbon. His sentences are perfect. Each is carefully weighted ... Читати огляд повністю

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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Читати огляд повністю

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CHAPTER XV
1
PAGE
12
Arts
17
Church
28
ment of the Church
39
FAGS
42
new Religion
55
Centuries
68
CHAPTER XIX
245
He is sent to Athens
255
A new Obelisk
261
Invasion of Mesopotamia by Sapor
267
360
272
His first Campaign in Gaul
275
The Motives Progress and Effects of the Conversion of ConstantineLegal
288
Edict of Milan
292

PAGE
73
Their Imprudent Defence
81
against them
93
His Banishment
100
State of the Christians in the Reigns of Commodus and Severus
112
Demolition of the Church of Nicomedia
122
Demolition of the Churches
126
Galerius publishes an Edict of Toleration
132
CHAPTER XVII
140
May 11 or 334 Dedication
157
The Praetorian Prasfects
165
The Military Officers
174
Seven Ministers of the Palace
182
Use of Torture
189
Character of ConstantineGothic WarDeath of ConstantineDivision
202
335
204
Edict of Constantine
208
The Gothic War
217
Division of the Empire
224
Civil War and Death of Constantine
231
Makes War against Magnentius
238
Election of Bishops
316
Freedom of Public Preaching
326
African Controversy
332
Heterodox Opinions of Arius
344
Persecution against Athanasius
364
Resentment of Constantius
370
His Behaviour
377
CHAPTER XXII
396
Fruitless Treaty and Declaration of War
406
Death of Constantius
415
CHAPTER XXIII
432
Universal Toleration
444
Julian attempts to rebuild the Temple
456
Removal of thedead Bodies and Conflagration of the Temple
468
He is worshipped as a Saint and Martyr
472
CHAPTER XXIV
479
March ot Julian to the Euphrates
487
Invasion of Assyria
497
Death of Julian
515
Persians
526
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