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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon

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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire
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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire
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by Edward Gibbon
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Gibbon, Edward
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Gibbon, Edward
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  • Byzantine Empire
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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon
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First published under title: The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
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Includes bibliographies and index
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  • Civil administration of Julian - The religion of Julian. Universal toleration. He attempts to restore and reform the Pagan worship; to rebuilt the Temple of Jerusalem. His artful persecution of the Christians. Mutual zeal and injustice - Resident of Julian at Antioch. His successful expedition against the Persians. Passage of the Tigris. The retreat and death of Julian. Election of Jovian. He saves the Roman army by a disgraceful treaty - The government and death of Jovian. Election of Valentinian, who associates his brother Valens, and makes the final division of the eastern and western empires. Revolt of Procopius. Civil and ecclesiastical administration. Germany. Britain. Africa. The East. The Danube. Death of Valentinian. His two sons, Gratian and Valentinian II., succeed to the western empire - Manners of the pastoral nations. Progress of the Huns from China to Europe. Flight of the Goths
  • Death of Constantius. Elevation of Constantine and Maxentius. Six emperors at the same time. Death of Maximian and Galerius. Victories of Constantine over Maxentius and Licinius. Reunion of the empire under the authority of Constantine - The progress of the Christian religion, and the sentiments, manners, numbers, and conditions of the primitive Christians - The conduct of the Roman government towards the Christians, from the reign of Nero to that of Constantine - Foundation of Constantinople. Political system of Constantine and his successors. Military discipline. The palace. The finances - Character of Constantine. Gothic war. Death of Constantine. Division of the empire among his three sons
  • Establishment of the French Monarchy in Gaul. Laws of the Barbarians. State of the romans. The Visigoths of Spain. Conquest of Britain by the Saxons - Zeno and Anastasius, emperors of the East. Birth, education, and first exploits of Theodoric the Ostrogoth. His invasion and conquest of Italy. The Gothic kingdom of Italy. State of the West. Military and civil government. The Senator Boethius. Last acts and death of Theodoric - Elevation of Justin the Elder. Reign of Justinian. I. The Empress Theodora. II. Factions of the circus, and sedition of Constantinople. III. Trade and manufacture of silk. IV. Finances and taxes. V. Edifices of Justinian. Church of St. Sophia. Fortifications and frontiers of the Eastern Empire. VI. Abolition of the schools of Athens and the consulship of Rome
  • Persian war. Tragic deaths of Constantine the Younger and Constans. Usurpation of Magnentius. Civil war. Victory of Constantius - Constantius sole emperor. Elevation and death of Gallus. Danger and elevation of Julian. Sarmatian and Persian war. Victories of Julian in Gaul - The motives, progress, and effects of the conversion of Constantine. Legal establishment and constitution of the Christian or Catholic church - Persecution of Heresy. The schism of the Donatists. The Arian controversy. Athanasius. Distracted state of the church and empire under Constantine and his sons. Toleration of Paganism - Julian is declared emperor by the Legions of Gaul. His march and success. The death of Constantius
  • Relaxation of discipline. New maxims of government - The death of Severus. Tyranny of Caracalla. Usurpation of Macrinus. Follies of Elagabalus. Virtues of Alexander Severus. Licentiousness of the army. General state of the Roman finances - The election and tyranny of Maximin. Rebellion in Africa and Italy under the authority of the senate. Civil wars and seditions. Violent deaths of Maximin and his son, of Maximus and Balbinus, and of the Three Gordians. Usurpation and secular games of Philip - Of the state of Persia after the restoration of the monarchy by Artaxerxes - The state of Germany till the invasion of the barbarians in the time of the emperor Decius
  • Revolt of the Goths. They plunder Greece. Two great invasions of Italy by Alaric and Radagaisus. They are repulsed by Stilicho. The Germans overrun Gaul. Usurpation of Constantine in the West. Disgrace and death of Stilicho - Invasion of Italy by Alaric. Manners of the Roman senate and people. Rome is thrice besieged, and at length pillaged, by the Goths. Death of Alaric. The Goths evacuate Italy. Fall of Constantine. Gaul and Spain are occupied by the Barbarians, Independence of Britain - Arcadius emperor of the East. Administration and disgrace of Eutropius. Revolt of Gainas. Persecution of St. John Chrysostom. Theodosius II. Emperor of the East. His sister Pulcheria. His wife Eudocia. The Persian war, and division of Armenia - Death of Honorius. Valentinian III. Emperor of the West. Administration of his mother Placidia. Aetius and Boniface. Conquest of Africa by the vandals
  • The character, conquests, and court of Atilla, king of the Huns. Death of Theodosius the Younger. Elevation of Marcian to the Empire of the East - Invasion of Gaul by Attila. He is repulsed by Aetius and Visigoths. Attila invades and evacuates Italy. The deaths of Attila, Aetius, and Valentinian the Third - Sack of Rome by Genseric, King of the Vandals. His naval depredations. Succession of the last emperors of the West, Maximus, Avitus, Majorian, Severus, Anthemius, Olybrius, Glycerius, Nepos, Augustulus. Total extinction of the Western Empire. Reign of Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy - Origin, progress, and effects of the monastic life. Conversion of the Barbarians to Christianity and Arianism. Persecution of the Vandals in Africa. Extinction of Arianism among the Barbarians - Reign and conversion of Clovis. His victories over the Alemanni, Burgundians, and Visigoths
  • The emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus. The general irruption of the Barbarians. The thirty tyrants - Reign of Claudius. Defeat of the Goths. Victories, triumph, and death of Aurelian - Conduct of the army and senate after the death of Aurelian. Reigns of Tacitus, Probus, Carus and his sons - The reign of Diocletian and his three associates, Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius. General re-establishment of order and tranquility. The Persian war, victory, and triumph. The new form of administration. Abdication and retirement of Diocletian and Maximian - Troubles after the abdication of Diocletian
  • The extent & military force of the empire in the age of the Antonines - Of the union and internal prosperity of the Roman empire in the age of Antonines - Of the constitution of the Roman empire in the age of the Antonines - The cruelty, follies, and murder of Commodus. Election of Pertinax. His attempts to reform the state. His assassination by the Praetorian guards - Public sale of the empire to Didius Julianus by the Praetorian guards. Clodius Albinus in Britain, Pescennius Niger in Syria, and Septimius Severus in Pannonia, declare against the murderers of Pertinax. Civil wars and victory of Severus over his three rivals
  • They pass the Danube, Gothic war. Defect and death of Valens. Gratian invests Theodosius with the eastern empire. His character and success. Peace and settlement of the Goths - Death of Gratian. Ruin of Arianism. St. Ambrose. First civil war, against Maximus. Character, administration, and penance of Theodosius. Death of Valentinian II. Second civil war, against Eugenius. Death of Theodosius - Final destruction of Paganism. Introduction of the worship of saints and relics among the Christians - Final division of the Roman empire between the Sons of Theodosius. Reign of Arcadius and Honorius. Administration of Rufinus and Stilicho. Revolt and defeat of Gildo in Africa
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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon
Publication
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First published under title: The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
  • Civil administration of Julian - The religion of Julian. Universal toleration. He attempts to restore and reform the Pagan worship; to rebuilt the Temple of Jerusalem. His artful persecution of the Christians. Mutual zeal and injustice - Resident of Julian at Antioch. His successful expedition against the Persians. Passage of the Tigris. The retreat and death of Julian. Election of Jovian. He saves the Roman army by a disgraceful treaty - The government and death of Jovian. Election of Valentinian, who associates his brother Valens, and makes the final division of the eastern and western empires. Revolt of Procopius. Civil and ecclesiastical administration. Germany. Britain. Africa. The East. The Danube. Death of Valentinian. His two sons, Gratian and Valentinian II., succeed to the western empire - Manners of the pastoral nations. Progress of the Huns from China to Europe. Flight of the Goths
  • Death of Constantius. Elevation of Constantine and Maxentius. Six emperors at the same time. Death of Maximian and Galerius. Victories of Constantine over Maxentius and Licinius. Reunion of the empire under the authority of Constantine - The progress of the Christian religion, and the sentiments, manners, numbers, and conditions of the primitive Christians - The conduct of the Roman government towards the Christians, from the reign of Nero to that of Constantine - Foundation of Constantinople. Political system of Constantine and his successors. Military discipline. The palace. The finances - Character of Constantine. Gothic war. Death of Constantine. Division of the empire among his three sons
  • Establishment of the French Monarchy in Gaul. Laws of the Barbarians. State of the romans. The Visigoths of Spain. Conquest of Britain by the Saxons - Zeno and Anastasius, emperors of the East. Birth, education, and first exploits of Theodoric the Ostrogoth. His invasion and conquest of Italy. The Gothic kingdom of Italy. State of the West. Military and civil government. The Senator Boethius. Last acts and death of Theodoric - Elevation of Justin the Elder. Reign of Justinian. I. The Empress Theodora. II. Factions of the circus, and sedition of Constantinople. III. Trade and manufacture of silk. IV. Finances and taxes. V. Edifices of Justinian. Church of St. Sophia. Fortifications and frontiers of the Eastern Empire. VI. Abolition of the schools of Athens and the consulship of Rome
  • Persian war. Tragic deaths of Constantine the Younger and Constans. Usurpation of Magnentius. Civil war. Victory of Constantius - Constantius sole emperor. Elevation and death of Gallus. Danger and elevation of Julian. Sarmatian and Persian war. Victories of Julian in Gaul - The motives, progress, and effects of the conversion of Constantine. Legal establishment and constitution of the Christian or Catholic church - Persecution of Heresy. The schism of the Donatists. The Arian controversy. Athanasius. Distracted state of the church and empire under Constantine and his sons. Toleration of Paganism - Julian is declared emperor by the Legions of Gaul. His march and success. The death of Constantius
  • Relaxation of discipline. New maxims of government - The death of Severus. Tyranny of Caracalla. Usurpation of Macrinus. Follies of Elagabalus. Virtues of Alexander Severus. Licentiousness of the army. General state of the Roman finances - The election and tyranny of Maximin. Rebellion in Africa and Italy under the authority of the senate. Civil wars and seditions. Violent deaths of Maximin and his son, of Maximus and Balbinus, and of the Three Gordians. Usurpation and secular games of Philip - Of the state of Persia after the restoration of the monarchy by Artaxerxes - The state of Germany till the invasion of the barbarians in the time of the emperor Decius
  • Revolt of the Goths. They plunder Greece. Two great invasions of Italy by Alaric and Radagaisus. They are repulsed by Stilicho. The Germans overrun Gaul. Usurpation of Constantine in the West. Disgrace and death of Stilicho - Invasion of Italy by Alaric. Manners of the Roman senate and people. Rome is thrice besieged, and at length pillaged, by the Goths. Death of Alaric. The Goths evacuate Italy. Fall of Constantine. Gaul and Spain are occupied by the Barbarians, Independence of Britain - Arcadius emperor of the East. Administration and disgrace of Eutropius. Revolt of Gainas. Persecution of St. John Chrysostom. Theodosius II. Emperor of the East. His sister Pulcheria. His wife Eudocia. The Persian war, and division of Armenia - Death of Honorius. Valentinian III. Emperor of the West. Administration of his mother Placidia. Aetius and Boniface. Conquest of Africa by the vandals
  • The character, conquests, and court of Atilla, king of the Huns. Death of Theodosius the Younger. Elevation of Marcian to the Empire of the East - Invasion of Gaul by Attila. He is repulsed by Aetius and Visigoths. Attila invades and evacuates Italy. The deaths of Attila, Aetius, and Valentinian the Third - Sack of Rome by Genseric, King of the Vandals. His naval depredations. Succession of the last emperors of the West, Maximus, Avitus, Majorian, Severus, Anthemius, Olybrius, Glycerius, Nepos, Augustulus. Total extinction of the Western Empire. Reign of Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy - Origin, progress, and effects of the monastic life. Conversion of the Barbarians to Christianity and Arianism. Persecution of the Vandals in Africa. Extinction of Arianism among the Barbarians - Reign and conversion of Clovis. His victories over the Alemanni, Burgundians, and Visigoths
  • The emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus. The general irruption of the Barbarians. The thirty tyrants - Reign of Claudius. Defeat of the Goths. Victories, triumph, and death of Aurelian - Conduct of the army and senate after the death of Aurelian. Reigns of Tacitus, Probus, Carus and his sons - The reign of Diocletian and his three associates, Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius. General re-establishment of order and tranquility. The Persian war, victory, and triumph. The new form of administration. Abdication and retirement of Diocletian and Maximian - Troubles after the abdication of Diocletian
  • The extent & military force of the empire in the age of the Antonines - Of the union and internal prosperity of the Roman empire in the age of Antonines - Of the constitution of the Roman empire in the age of the Antonines - The cruelty, follies, and murder of Commodus. Election of Pertinax. His attempts to reform the state. His assassination by the Praetorian guards - Public sale of the empire to Didius Julianus by the Praetorian guards. Clodius Albinus in Britain, Pescennius Niger in Syria, and Septimius Severus in Pannonia, declare against the murderers of Pertinax. Civil wars and victory of Severus over his three rivals
  • They pass the Danube, Gothic war. Defect and death of Valens. Gratian invests Theodosius with the eastern empire. His character and success. Peace and settlement of the Goths - Death of Gratian. Ruin of Arianism. St. Ambrose. First civil war, against Maximus. Character, administration, and penance of Theodosius. Death of Valentinian II. Second civil war, against Eugenius. Death of Theodosius - Final destruction of Paganism. Introduction of the worship of saints and relics among the Christians - Final division of the Roman empire between the Sons of Theodosius. Reign of Arcadius and Honorius. Administration of Rufinus and Stilicho. Revolt and defeat of Gildo in Africa
Dimensions
24 cm.
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2 v.
Other physical details
maps
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ocm12761729

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