The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

by Edward Gibbon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1437814026

ISBN-13: 9781437814026

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: IndyPublish.com

No other book has portrayed with such clarity the march of Rome's empire into anarchy and ruin, and no other historian has given his readers so much to ponder in their own situations.

Concentrating on the centuries from the rule of Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) to the fall of the Empire in the west, this abridged volume chronicles "the triumph of barbarism and

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No other book has portrayed with such clarity the march of Rome's empire into anarchy and ruin, and no other historian has given his readers so much to ponder in their own situations.

Concentrating on the centuries from the rule of Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) to the fall of the Empire in the west, this abridged volume chronicles "the triumph of barbarism and religion" in the disruption of the united Empire, the rise of Christianity, the progress of the Asiatic Huns and the revolt of the Goths.

Never far below the surface of this magnificent narrative lies Gibbons' sweeping irony, typified in his definition of history: "Little more than a register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437814026
Publisher:
IndyPublish.com
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction
Critical Foreword
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Preface of the Author3
1The Extent of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines11
2Of the Internal Prosperity of the Roman Empire in the Age of the Antonines19
3The Constitution in the Age of the Antonines38
4The Cruelty, Follies, and Murder of Commodus58
5Sale of the Empire to Didius Julianus70
6Death of Severus, Tyranny of Caracalla, Usurpation of Macrinus83
7Tyranny of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death of Maximin104
8State of Persia and Restoration of the Monarchy125
9State of Germany Until the Barbarians133
10Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus143
11Reign of Claudius, Defeat of the Goths164
12Reigns of Tacitus, Probus, Carus, and His Sons179
13Reign of Diocletian and His Three Associates195
14Six Emperors at the Same Time, Reunion of the Empire213
15Progress of the Christian Religion237
16Conduct Towards the Christians, from Nero to Constantine276
17Foundation of Constantinople317
18Character of Constantine and His Sons344
19Constantius Sole Emperor359
20Conversion of Constantine376
21Persecution of Heresy, State of the Church401
22Julian Declared Emperor425
23Reign of Julian436
24The Retreat and Death of Julian454
25Reigns of Jovian and Valentinian, Division of the Empire466
26Progress of the Huns490
27Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius509
28Destruction of Paganism522
29Division of Roman Empire Between Sons of Theodosius540
30Revolt of the Goths546
31Invasion of Italy, Occupation of Territories by Barbarians563
32Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II578
33Conquest of Africa by the Vandals594
34Attila604
35Invasion by Attila610
36Total Extinction of the Western Empire620
37Conversion of the Barbarians to Christianity643
38Reign of Clovis659
39Gothic Kingdom of Italy691
40Reign of Justinian699
41Conquests of Justinian, Character of Belisarius725
42State of the Barbaric World736
43Last Victory and Death of Belisarius, Death of Justinian747
44Idea of the Roman Jurisprudence762
45State of Italy Under the Lombards788
46Troubles in Persia800
47Ecclesiastical Discord815
48Succession and Characters of the Greek Emperors855
49Conquest of Italy by the Franks869
50Description of Arabia and Its Inhabitants893
51Conquests by the Arabs944
52More Conquests by the Arabs961
53Fate of the Eastern Empire982
54Origin and Doctrine of the Paulicians1003
55The Bulgarians, the Hungarians, and the Russians1012
56The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans1020
57The Turks1029
58The First Crusade1047
59The Crusades1075
60The Fourth Crusade1094
61Partition of the Empire by the French and Venetians1104
62Greek Emperors of Nice and Constantinople1108
63Civil Wars and the Ruin of the Greek Empire1123
64Moguls, Ottoman Turks1136
65Timour or Tamerlane1153
66Union of the Greek and Latin Churches1169
67Schism of the Greeks and Latins1187
68Reign of Mohammed the Second, Extinction of Eastern Empire1197
69State of Rome from the Twelfth Century1219
70Final Settlement of the Ecclesiastical State1232
71Prospect of the Ruins of Rome in the Fifteenth Century1243
Table of Roman Emperors1253
A Note on the Illustrations1259

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