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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV

Edward Gibbon

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 IV (Chapters XXXVII–XLVI), Gibbon explores the state of the Roman provinces after the dissolution of the Western Empire, and examines the reasons for its fall ? not excluding its ‘immoderate greatness’. He then moves to the Empire in the East and its rule under Justinian (527?565), whose formidable leadership saw the re-fortification of Constantinople and the frontiers of the Eastern Empire. However, dangerous times remain ahead as the Persians make attempts to siege Constantinople. Gibbon ends with the state of the Eastern Empire in the sixth century and its weaknesses after a long war.

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 IV (Chapters XXXVII–XLVI), Gibbon explores the state of the Roman provinces after the dissolution of the Western Empire, and examines the reasons for its fall ? not excluding its ‘immoderate greatness’. He then moves to the Empire in the East and its rule under Justinian (527?565), whose formidable leadership saw the re-fortification of Constantinople and the frontiers of the Eastern Empire. However, dangerous times remain ahead as the Persians make attempts to siege Constantinople. Gibbon ends with the state of the Eastern Empire in the sixth century and its weaknesses after a long war.
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History

Description:

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 IV (Chapters XXXVII–XLVI), Gibbon explores the state of the Roman provinces after the dissolution of the Western Empire, and examines the reasons for its fall ? not excluding its ‘immoderate greatness’. He then moves to the Empire in the East and its rule under Justinian (527?565), whose formidable leadership saw the re-fortification of Constantinople and the frontiers of the Eastern Empire. However, dangerous times remain ahead as the Persians make attempts to siege Constantinople. Gibbon ends with the state of the Eastern Empire in the sixth century and its weaknesses after a long war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

24h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

15:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

11:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

11:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

11:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

12:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

10:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:15


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

10:29


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

10:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

10:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

10:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

11:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

12:19


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:42


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

10:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

10:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

11:01


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:07


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

12:08


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

10:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

10:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

10:38


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

12:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:59


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

10:29


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

11:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

10:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

10:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:04


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:00


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

11:37


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

12:08


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

13:41


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:12


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:19


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:34


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

11:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:51


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

11:24


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

12:04


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:35


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

11:42


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

11:26


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

10:19


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

11:27


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:53


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

10:41


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

10:36


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

10:07


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:37


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:30


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:43


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

10:38


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

10:06


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

11:07


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

10:27


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

09:20


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

09:22