The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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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Examining a period of world (european) history (late antiquity throughout the middle ages) crucial to the understanding of western civilization, this book is a treasure. Edward Gibbon, drawing from ... Читати огляд повністю
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The Conduct of the Roman Government towards the Christians from the Reign of Nero to that of Constantine
Foundation of ConstantinoplePolitical System of Constantine and his SuccessorsMilitary DisciplineThe PalaceThe Finances
Character of ConstantineGothic WarHeath of ConstantineDivision of the Empire among his three SonsPersian WarTragic Deaths of Constantine the Y...
Constantius sole EmperorElevation and Death of GallusDanger and Elevation of JulianSarmalian and Persian WarsVictories of Julian in Gaul
The Motives Progress and Effects of the Conversion of ConstantineLegal Establishment and Constitution of the Christian or Catholic Church
Persecution of HeresyThe Schism of the DonatistsThe Arian ControversyAthanasiusDistracted State of the Church and Empire wider Constantine and ...
Julian is declared Emperor by the Legions of GaulHis March and SuccessThe Death of ConstantiusCivil Administration of Julian
The Religion of JulianUniversal TolerationHe attempts to restore and reform the Pagan Worship to rebuild the Temple of JerusalemHis artful Persecu...
Residence of Julian at AntiochHis successful Expedition against the PersiansPassage of the TigrisThe Retreat and Death of JulianElection of JovianHe ...