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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon's style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon's footnotes. In Volume II (Chapters XVI–XXVI), Gibbon continues his powerful history of the Empire, shining the spotlight on some of the best-known figures and their impact on the growing influence of Christianity, including Nero and, three centuries later, Constantine, whose establishment of Constantinople resulted in the division of the Empire into East and West. Gibbon also presents a sympathetic portrait of Julian, whose wisdom, courage and clarity bore the hallmarks of the great emperor that Rome needed.


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Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781843797227
  • File size: 648561 KB
  • Release date: September 14, 2017
  • Duration: 22:31:10

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  • ISBN: 9781843797227
  • File size: 648655 KB
  • Release date: September 14, 2017
  • Duration: 22:43:16
  • Number of parts: 18

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History Nonfiction

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English

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon's style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon's footnotes. In Volume II (Chapters XVI–XXVI), Gibbon continues his powerful history of the Empire, shining the spotlight on some of the best-known figures and their impact on the growing influence of Christianity, including Nero and, three centuries later, Constantine, whose establishment of Constantinople resulted in the division of the Empire into East and West. Gibbon also presents a sympathetic portrait of Julian, whose wisdom, courage and clarity bore the hallmarks of the great emperor that Rome needed.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Naxos AudioBooks
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781843797227
    File size: 648561 KB
    Release date: September 14, 2017
    Duration: 22:31:10

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781843797227
    File size: 648655 KB
    Release date: September 14, 2017
    Duration: 22:43:16
    Number of parts: 18

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English