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The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire – Part 2

Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon’s work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon’s stage here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. It is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.

Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon’s work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon’s stage here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. It is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon’s work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon’s stage here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. It is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Philip Madoc, Neville Jason

Length:

7h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:01