The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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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 first of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 1 ("The Extent of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines") through Chapter 14 ("Six Emperors at the Same Time, Reunion of the Empire"), which cover the Age of the Antonines; the rule and murder of Commodus; the sale of the Empire to Didius Julianus; the rules of Severus, Caracalla, Alexander Severus, Maximin, Decius, Gallus, milianus, Valerian, Gallienus, Claudius, Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Diocletian, Maximinus Thrax, Gordian I, Gordian II, Pupienus, Balbinus, and Gordian III; the current state of Persia; and the current state of Germany. 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 I
1
Resigned by his Successor Hadrian
7
Cavalry
13
Spain
19
CHAPTER II
28
Of the Constitution of the Roman Empire in the Age of the Antonines
59
The Reign and Defeat of Tetricus
302
Aurelian becomes Master of Zenobia and of the City 37
308
He marches into the East and is Assassinated
315
Tacitus is acknowleged by the Army
323
He delivers Gaul from the Invasion of the Germans
329
of Bonosuaend Proculus in Gaul
335
His victories and extraordinary Death 34
341
Election of the Emperor Diocletian
348

Of Hadrian
75
His Avarice and Cruelty
90
CHAPTER V
103
J FACE
104
CHAPTER VI
126
Murder of Caracalla
137
The Elevation and Tyranny of MaximinRebellion in Africa and Italy
167
Of the State of Persia after the Restoration of the Monarchy by Artaxerxes
195
CHAPTER IX
213
The Emperors Decius Callus Mmilianus Valerian and GallienusThe
237
FADE
253
Reign of ClaudiusDefeat of the GothsVictories Triumph and Death
283
Death of Aureolus
286
The Alemannic War
295
293 Departments and Harmony of the four Princes
354
State of the Peasants of Gaul
355
295 He suppresses Books of Alchymy
365
Second Campaign of Galerius
371
r Pass
384
CHAPTER XIV
394
Maxentius declared Emperor at Rome
402
His Death
410
Victory of Constantine near Rome
421
Quarrel between Constantine and Licinius
429
The Gothic War
435
Reunion of the Empire
441
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