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ИсторияThe history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5

Название: The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5
Издательство: Phillips, Sampson
Автор: Gibbon, Edward
Год: 1854
Количество страниц: 636
Формат: PDF
Размер: 59 mb
Язык: English

Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

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XLIX. INTRODUCTION, WORSHIP, AND PERSECUTION OF IMAGES. REVOLT OF ITALY AND ROME. TEMPORAL DOMINION OF THE POPES. CONQUEST OF ITALY BY THE FRANKS. ESTABLISHMENT OF IMAGES. CHARACTER AND CORONATION OF CHARLEMAGNE. RESTORATION AND DECAY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE WEST. INDEPENDENCE OF ITALY. CONSTITUTION OF THE GERMANIC BODY.
L. DESCRIPTION OF ARABIA AND ITS INHABITANTS. BIRTH, CHARACTER,
AND DOCTRINE OF MAIIOMEI. HE PREACHES AT MECCA. FLIES TO MEDINA. PROPAGATES HIS RELIGION BY THE SWORD. VOLUNTARY OR RELUCTANT SUBMISSION OF THE ARABS. HIS DEATH AND SUCCESSORS. THE CLAIMS AND FORTUNES OF ALI AND HIS DESCENDANTS
LI. THE CONQUEST OF PERSIA, SYRIA, EGYPT, AFRICA, AND SPAIN, BY
ARABS OR SARACENS. EMPIRE OF THE CALIPHS, OR SUCCESSORS OF MAHOMET. STATE OF THE CHRISTIANS, ETC., UNDER THEIR GOVERNMENT.
LII. THE TWO SIEGES OF CONSTANTINOPLE BY THE ARABS. THEIR INVASION OF FRANCE, AND DEFEAT BY CHARLES MARTEL. CIVIL WARS OF THE OMMIADES AND ABBASSIDES. LEARNING OF THE ARABS. LUXURY OF THE CALIPHS. NAVAL ENTERPRISES ON CRETE, SICILY, AND HOME. DECAY AND DIVISION OF THE EMPIRE OF THE CALIPHS. DEFEATS AND VICTORIES OF THE GREEK. EMPERORS.
LIII. STATE OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE IX THE TENTH CENTURY. EXTENT AND DIVISION. WEALTH AND REVENUE. PALACE OF CONSTANTINOPLE. TITLES AND OFFICES. PRIDE AND POWER OF THE EMPERORS. TACTICS OF THE GREEKS, ARABS, AND FRANKS. LOSS OF THE LATIN TONGUE. STUDIES AND SOLITUDE OF THE GREEKS
LIV. ORIGIN AND DOCTRINE OP THE PAULICIANS. THEIR PERSECUTION BY
THE GREEK. EMPERORS. REVOLT IN ARMENIA, ETC. TRANSPLANTATION INTO THRACE. PROPAGATION IN THE WEST. THE SEEDS, CHARACTER, AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE REFORMATION
LV. THE BULGARIANS. ORIGIN, MIGRATIONS, AND SETTLEMENT OP THE
HUNGARIANS. THEIR INROADS IN THE EAST AND WEST. THE MONARCHY OF RUSSIA. GEOGRAPHY AND TRADE. WARS OF THE RUSSIANS AGAINST THE GREEK EMPIRE. CONVERSION OF THE BARBARIANS.
LVI. THE SARACENS, FRANKS, AND GREEKS, IN ITALY. FIRST ADVENTURES
AND SETTLEMENT OF THE NORMANS. CHARACTER AND CONQUEST OF ROBERT GUIS CARD, DUKE OF APULIA. DELIVERANCE OF SICILY BY HIS BROTHER ROGER. VICTORIES OF ROBERT OVER THE EMPERORS OF THE EAST AND WEST. ROGER, KING OF SICILY, INVADES AFRICA AND GREECE. THE EMPEROR MANUEL COMNENUS. WARS OF THE GREEKS AND N.ORMANS. EXTINCTION OF THB NORMANS.
LVII. THE TURKS OF THE HOUSE OF SELJUK.THEIR REVOLT AGAINST MAHMUD CONQUEROR OF HINDOSTAN. TOGRUL SUBDUES PERSIA, AND PROTECTS THE CALIPHS. DEFEAT AND CAPTIVITY OF THE EMPEROR ROMANUS DIOGENES BY ALP ARSLAN. POWER AND MAGNIFICENCE OF MALEK. EHAH. CONQUEST OF ASIA MINOR AND SYRIA. STATE AND OPPRES SION OF JERUSALEM. PILGRIMAGES TO THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
LVIII. ORIGIN AND NUMBERS OF THE FIRST CRUSADE. CHARACTERS OP THE LATIN PRINCES. THEIR MARCH TO CONSTANTINOPLE. POLICY OF THE GREEK EMPEROR ALEXIUS. CONQUEST OF NICE, ANTIOCH, AND JERUSALEM, BY THE FRANKS, DELIVERANCE OF THE HOLY



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