The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part II by Edward Gibbon audiobook

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part II

By Edward Gibbon
Read by Philip Madoc and Neville Jason

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Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This 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, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453 while valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.

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Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This 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, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453 while valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.

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Author Bio: Edward Gibbon

Author Bio: Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), an English historian and member of Parliament, had little formal education. He went to Oxford, but was forced to leave when he converted to Roman Catholicism. His family then sent him to Lausanne, where he was reconverted to Protestantism. His most important work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English