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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. II

Edward Gibbon

The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikipedia)

The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

21:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

24:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

24:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

26:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

23:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

29:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

33:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

30:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

36:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

27:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

38:11