The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: (Abridged, annotated)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: (Abridged, annotated)

by Edward Gibbon, AMN (Abridged by)
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: (Abridged, annotated)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: (Abridged, annotated)

by Edward Gibbon, AMN (Abridged by)

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Overview

According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens.

He began an ongoing controversy about the role of Christianity, but he gave great weight to other causes of internal decline and to attacks from outside the Empire.
"The story of its ruin is simple and obvious; and, instead of inquiring why the Roman empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. The victorious legions, who, in distant wars, acquired the vices of strangers and mercenaries, first oppressed the freedom of the republic, and afterward violated the majesty of the purple. The emperors, anxious for their personal safety and the public peace, were reduced to the base expedient of corrupting the discipline which rendered them alike formidable to their sovereign and to the enemy; the vigour of the military government was relaxed, and finally dissolved, by the partial institutions of Constantine; and the Roman world was overwhelmed by a deluge of Barbarians."

— Edward Gibbon. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter 38 "General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West"



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950330461
Publisher: Murine Publications LLC
Publication date: 09/20/2019
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 624,112
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface By the Publisher 9

Preface Of The Author. 9

Chapter I 10

Chapter II 20

Chapter III 33

Chapter IV-VI 42

Chapter VII 57

Chapter VIII-XIV 60

Chapter XV 74

Chapter XVI-XXI 99

Chapter XXII 119

Chapter XXIII 127

Chapter XXIV 143

Chapter XXV-XXVII 162

Chapter XXVIII 168

Chapter XXIX-XXXIII 179

Chapter XXXIV 186

Chapter XXXV 199

Chapter XXXVI-XXXVIII 213

Chapter XXXIX 219

Chapter XL 232

Chapter XLI 257

Chapter XLII-XLIX 287

Chapter L 305

Chapter LI-LIII 338

Chapter LIV 342

Chapter LV-LXVII 349

Chapter LXVIII 369

Chapter LXIX-LXX 386

Chapter LXXI 392

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