The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

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T. Cadell, 1837 - 1256 pagina's
 

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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Volledige review lezen

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SI 7Io Death of the last King The Conquest
49
thian and Roman Empires Cities of Scleucia
78
54134o Second Crmmand of Djlisarius in Italy
92
The GaUus 270 The Alemannic War The Alemanni invade
111
AD Pap A D Page
163
C03 Triumph of Diocletian and Maximian Long More liberal Zeal of Christianity Obstinacy
170
losophy His Death Description of Salona Among the Christians Approaching End
176
Tds the Chris
177
Death of Constantius and Elevation of Con tions of Bishops as Presidents of the College
184
Igncvaore of Pliny concerning the Christians
204
of Martyrs Conclusion
212
901
213
Artaxerxes claims the Provinces of Asia
230
Capitation on Trade and Industry Free Gifts
242
The Gothic War 241
250
Proportion of the Military Force to the Number
258
of the Eunuch
260
The Motives Progieis and Effects of the Conversion
276
CHAP XXI
291
Heterodox Opinions of Arius Three Systems
298
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S54 Cruelty and Imprudence of Gallus Massacre
303
Persecution against Athanasius
304
His Conduct at Rome His Alliance with Li ceived by the Poor and Simple Rejected
313
345 Sec The Revolt and Fury of the Donatist
314
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Page
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Christianity Universal Toleration
334
The State of Germany till the Invasion of the Barbarians
339
Neglect and Profanation of Daphne
343
His Design of invading Persia Disaffection
351
HJ7 John fAJapoiogu embarks in the Popes
352
The Danger and Escape of Julian He is sent
355
Xj Death of Julian
361
CHAP XXV
367
Severe Inquisition into the Crime of Magic
373
ЗвБ Aietnanni invade GauL Their Defeat
379
He is executed at Carthage State of Africa
386
910
390
Defeat of
391
Earthquakes The Huns and Goths
393
914
396
MI4Ō Outline and Fall of the Huns 399
399
CHAP XXVII
418
Execution of Priscillian and his Associates
425
The Sedition of Antioch
432
Page
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Death of Thcodojiai Corruption of
438
The Pagan Religion is prohibited Oppressed
445
Final Division qf the Roman Empire between the Sons
450
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S97 He is condemned by the Roman Senate
456
Honoriua flies from Milan He is pursued
463
Desolation of Gaul
470
Treaty of Peace
472
CHAP XXXI
476
Alaric accepts a Ransom and raises the Siege
486
919
488
CHAP XXXII
504
His Relics transported to Constantinople
512
Error and Revolt of Boniface in Africa
520
CHAP XXXIV
526
CHAP XXXV
537
5 R Death Sack
551
554 Settksncnt of Italy
554
IT474 Leo Emperor
563
47 a 479 Extinction of the Western Empire
570
Elevation of Justin the Elder Reign of Justinian 538 Bciisarius recovers many Cities of Italy The Goths raise the Siege of Rome
672
Adoption of the Moors Spain First Tempt
673
Her Tyranny Her Virtues Her Death
705
CHAP XLVI1
706
Their Victory Ruin of the Gothic Monarchy
711
His triumphal Entry at Venice into Fcrrara
726
iLictest of Money Injuries
730
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Kingdom of the Gepidie Alboin undertakes
745
6 Ac Laws Misery of Rome
753
And Rebellion Election of Phocas Revolt
765
First Expedition of Heraclius against the Per
771
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Theological History of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
777
Nestorius Patriarch of Constantinople
783
761
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Second of Constanti
793
Paid
801
Constantine III Heracleonas
807
ItfilaS 14f143 Nicholas V Cosmo
833
A D
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and Spain Toleration of the Christians
925
Defeat of the Saracens by Charles Martel
933
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Nicephorus IL Phocas
947
Enterprises of the Greeks Reduction
948
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CHAP LV
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the Great Origin of the Russian Mon
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CHAP LVL
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The Turks of the House of Selfuk Their Revolt against
1005
Defeat of the Romans Captivity and
1011
7tlOW grimace? Conquest of Jerusalem
1017
QngiM and Sambert of the First Crusade Characters
1018
Their Detructiorj in Hungary and Asia
1027
Michael IV the Paptilagonian
1034
and Event of Use Second and Third Crusades St
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dora Constantine X Monomachua Theo
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manusIII Diogenes Michael VII Para
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CHAP LXL
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Nicephorus III Botanlatcs
1078
Origin of the Family of Courtcnay I
1086
First Disputes between the Elder and Younger 1400 His War against Sultan Bajaxct
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1134
John PaUeologus takes up Arms against him 4 Mousa 5 Mahomet I Reign of Amurath
1137
Manuel
1142
IkE He builds a Fortress on the Bosphorus
1170
Alexius II Character and first Adventures
1180
Introduction Worship and Persecution of Images
1186
He assumes the Government of Rome J203
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of the Mogul Khans of Persia Origin of of John PaUeologus 11 Corruption of
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of Gregory XI His Death Election
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1+17 stance Election of Martin V Martin V 1213 tolinc Hill 1817
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Pagina xi - It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a; prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent.
Pagina xi - I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden.
Pagina 196 - With this view," continues Tacitus,^ " he inflicted the most exquisite tortures on those men who, under the vulgar appellation of Christians, were already branded with deserved infamy. They derived their name and origin from Christ, who, in the reign of Tiberius, had suffered death by the sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilate.
Pagina xi - I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.
Pagina vii - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Pagina 20 - This long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit evaporated.
Pagina 28 - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Pagina 219 - Situated in the forty-first degree of latitude, the imperial city commanded, from her seven hills, the opposite shores of Europe and Asia ; the climate was healthy and temperate, the soil fertile, the harbour secure and capacious ; and the approach on the side of the continent was of small extent and easy defence.
Pagina 88 - Either a pestilence or a famine, a victory or a defeat, an oracle of the gods or the eloquence of a daring leader, were sufficient to impel the Gothic arms on the milder climates of the south. Besides the influence of a martial religion, the numbers and spirit of the Goths were equal to the most dangerous adventures.
Pagina 218 - If we survey Byzantium in the extent which it acquired with the august name of Constantinople, the figure of the Imperial city may be represented under that of an unequal triangle. The obtuse point, which advances towards the east and the shores of Asia, meets and repels the waves of the Thracian Bosphorus.

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