The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. IV


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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. 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 behavior 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) (21 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Chapter XXXIX: Gothic Kingdom of Italy Pt. 1 31:15 Read by Bryan Ness
Chapter XXXIX: Gothic Kingdom of Italy Pt. 2 6:57 Read by Ernst Schnell
Chapter XXXIX: Gothic Kingdom of Italy Pt. 3 27:50 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XL: Reign Of Justinian Pt. 1 22:21 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XL: Reign Of Justinian Pt. 2 27:35 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XL: Reign Of Justinian Pt. 3 27:39 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XL: Reign Of Justinian Pt. 4 35:45 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XL: Reign Of Justinian Pt. 5 33:46 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XLI: Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius Pt. 1 32:07 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XLI: Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius Pt. 2 27:17 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XLI: Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius Pt. 3 54:53 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XLI: Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius Pt. 4 25:09 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XLI: Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius Pt. 5 24:47 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XLII: State Of The Barbaric World Pt. 1 26:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XLII: State Of The Barbaric World Pt. 2 22:57 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XLII: State Of The Barbaric World Pt. 3 28:34 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XLII: State Of The Barbaric World Pt. 4 31:45 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter XLIII: Last Victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian Pt. 1 28:56 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XLIII: Last Victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian Pt. 2 27:59 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XLIII: Last Victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian Pt. 3 30:11 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XLIII: Last Victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian Pt. 4 25:14 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 1 8:19 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 2 15:55 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 3 17:33 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 4 19:00 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 5 27:17 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 6 21:36 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 7 25:07 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLIV: Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence Pt. 8 14:40 Read by Aringguth
Chapter XLV: State Of Italy Under The Lombards Pt. 1 29:43 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XLV: State Of Italy Under The Lombards Pt. 2 33:06 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XLV: State Of Italy Under The Lombards Pt. 3 24:22 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XLVI: Troubles In Persia Pt. 1 30:14 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XLVI: Troubles In Persia Pt. 2 27:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XLVI: Troubles In Persia Pt. 3 33:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XLVI: Troubles In Persia Pt. 4 25:30 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XLVII: Ecclesiastical Discord Pt. 1 22:19 Read by Tonia
Chapter XLVII: Ecclesiastical Discord Pt. 2 24:08 Read by Tonia
Chapter XLVII: Ecclesiastical Discord Pt. 3 24:57 Read by Philippa
Chapter XLVII: Ecclesiastical Discord Pt. 4 27:41 Read by Philippa
Chapter XLVII: Ecclesiastical Discord Pt. 5 34:09 Read by Philippa
Chapter XLVII: Ecclesiastical Discord Pt. 6 15:48 Read by Philippa
Chapter XLVIII: Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors Pt. 1 36:17 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XLVIII: Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors Pt. 2 43:30 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XLVIII: Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors Pt. 3 39:40 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XLVIII: Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors Pt. 4 47:31 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XLVIII: Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors Pt. 5 45:20 Read by Lizzie Driver

Reviews


(4 stars)

Parts could be ripped from today’s newspapers.


(5 stars)

Perhaps covering one of the more depressing and lackluster periods in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, this volume still holds insights for those who would avoid a repeat of the errors leading to their own destruction. The final section of this audiobook is beautifully read!