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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index
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  • Date Published: February 2013
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108050708

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  • The pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737–94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J. B. Bury (1861–1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the late first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond. Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship. Commencing with the early emperors and continuing through to the division and decline of the Western and Eastern Empires, Gibbon examines Roman culture, law, slavery and agriculture as well as the military and political events which shaped each epoch. The last volume contains indexes to the whole work.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108050708
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 148 mm
    • weight: 5.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Introduction
    1. The extent and military force of the empire, in the age of the Antonines
    2. Of the union and internal prosperity of the Roman empire in the age of the Antonines
    3. Of the constitution of the Roman empire, in the age of the Antonines
    4. The cruelty, follies and murder of Commodus
    5. Public sale of the empire to Didius Julianus by the praetorian guards
    6. The death of Severus
    7. The elevation and tyranny of Maximin
    8. Of the state of Persia after the restoration of the monarchy by Artaxerxes
    9. The state of Germany till the invasion of the barbarians, in the time of the emperor Decius
    10. The emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus
    11. Reign of Claudius
    12. Conduct of the army and senate after the death of Aurelian
    13. The reign of Diocletian and his three associates
    14. Troubles after the abdication of Diocletian. Volume 2:
    15. The progress of the Christian religion
    16. The conduct of the Roman government towards the Christians
    17. Foundation of Constantinople
    18. Character of Constantine
    19. Constantius sole emperor
    20. The motives, progress, and effects of the conversion of Constantine
    21. Persecution of heresy
    22. Julian is declared emperor by the legions of Gaul
    23. The religion of Julian
    24. Residence of Julian at Antioch. Volume 3:
    25. The government and death of Jovian
    26. Manners of the pastoral nations
    27. Dearth of Gratian
    28. Final destruction of paganism
    29. Final division of the Roman empire between the sons of Theodosius
    30. Revolt of the Goths
    31. Invasion of Italy by Alaric
    32. Arcadius emperor of the east
    33. Death of Honorius
    34. The character, conquests, and court of Attila, king of the Huns
    35. Invasion of Gaul by Attila. Volume 4:
    36. Sack of Rome by Genseric, king of the Vandals
    37. Origin, progress, and effects of the monastic life
    38. Reign and conversion of Clovis
    39. Zeno and Anastasius, emperors of the east
    40. Elevation of Justin the Elder
    41. Conquests of Justinian in the west
    42. State of the barbaric world
    43. Rebellions of Africa
    44. Idea of the Roman jurisprudence. Volume 5:
    45. Reign of the younger Justin
    46. Revolutions of Persia
    47. Theological history of the doctrine of the incarnation
    48. Plan of the last four volumes
    49. Introduction, worship and persecution of images
    50. Description of Arabia and its inhabitants
    51. The conquest of Persia, Syria, Egypt, Africa, and Spain by the Arabs or Saracens. Volume 6:
    52. The two sieges of Constantinople by the Arabs
    53. State of the eastern empire in the tenth century
    54. Origin and doctrine of the Paulicians
    55. The Bulgarians
    56. The Saracens, Franks, and Greeks, in Italy
    57. The Turks of the house of Seljuk
    58. Origin and numbers of the First Crusade
    59. Preservation of the Greek empire
    60. Schism of the Greeks and Latins
    61. Partition and empire by the French and Venetians
    62. The Greek emperors of Nice and Constantinople
    63. Civil wars, and the ruin of the Greek empire. Volume 7:
    64. Conquests of Zingis Khan and the Moguls from China to Poland
    65. Elevation of Timour or Tamerlane to the throne of Samarcand
    66. Application of the eastern emperors to the popes
    67. Schism of the Greeks and Latins
    68. Reign and character of Mahomet the Second
    69. State of Rome from the twelfth century
    70. Character and coronation of Petrarch
    71. Prospect of the ruins of Rome in the fifteenth century
    Index.

  • Author

    Edward Gibbon

    Editor

    J. B. Bury

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