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


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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) (20 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Chapter XLIX: Conquest of Italy by the Franks Pt. I 24:45 Read by Alec Daitsman
Chapter XLIX: Conquest of Italy by the Franks Pt. II 31:41 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter XLIX: Conquest of Italy by the Franks Pt. III 30:55 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter XLIX: Conquest of Italy by the Franks Pt. IV 28:21 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter XLIX: Conquest of Italy by the Franks Pt. V 34:00 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter XLIX: Conquest of Italy by the Franks Pt. VI 26:23 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. I 18:45 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. II 22:24 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. III 21:02 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. IV 24:23 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. V 22:07 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. VI 30:40 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. VII 18:54 Read by ontheroad
Chapter L: Description of Arabia and its Inhabitants Pt. VIII 24:29 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. I 19:01 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. II 25:09 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. III 32:02 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. IV 3:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. V 22:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. VI 26:16 Read by mb
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. VII 17:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. VIII 33:05 Read by mb
Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. IX 26:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LII: More Conquests by the Arabs Pt. I 24:07 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LII: More Conquests by the Arabs Pt. II 29:34 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LII: More Conquests by the Arabs Pt. III 24:45 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LII: More Conquests by the Arabs Pt. IV 33:39 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LII: More Conquests by the Arabs Pt. V 22:44 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LIII: Fate of the Eastern Empire Pt. I 26:35 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter LIII: Fate of the Eastern Empire Pt. II 19:10 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter LIII: Fate of the Eastern Empire Pt. III 34:25 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter LIII: Fate of the Eastern Empire Pt. IV 25:15 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter LIV: Origin and Doctrine of the Paulicians Pt. I 23:44 Read by Ed Meade
Chapter LIV: Origin and Doctrine of the Paulicians Pt. II 17:45 Read by Ed Meade
Chapter LV: The Bulgarians, the Hungarians, and the Russians Pt. I 17:50 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter LV: The Bulgarians, the Hungarians, and the Russians Pt. II 24:40 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter LV: The Bulgarians, the Hungarians, and the Russians Pt. III 23:41 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter LVI: The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans Pt. I 25:04 Read by Philippa
Chapter LVI: The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans Pt. II 21:37 Read by Philippa
Chapter LVI: The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans Pt. III 26:31 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVI: The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans Pt. IV 25:05 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVI: The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans Pt. V 20:00 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVII: The Turks Pt. I 23:19 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LVII: The Turks Pt. II 23:39 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LVII: The Turks Pt. III 22:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LVIII: The First Crusade Pt. I 25:29 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVIII: The First Crusade Pt. II 24:05 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVIII: The First Crusade Pt. III 31:00 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVIII: The First Crusade Pt. IV 35:53 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter LVIII: The First Crusade Pt. V 25:40 Read by Claude Banta

Reviews

Yet another volume


(4 stars)

If you have already read volumes 1 to 4 it would be difficult to put you off volume 5. It is slightly different from the earlier books going away from the chronological format to look at individual bands of invaders but is still interesting. Be warned, on a couple of occasions the recording seems to go back to the beginning of the chapter but given the complexity of the text it can be good to hear it twice.


(4 stars)

More of the same. Mankind hasn’t learned much. Well read.