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


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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) (18 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapter LIX: The Crusades Part I 31:05 Read by TriciaG
Chapter LIX: The Crusades Part II 31:13 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter LIX: The Crusades Part III 34:15 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter LX: The Fourth Crusade Part I 44:03 Read by Andrew Coleman
Chapter LX: The Fourth Crusade Part II 35:40 Read by Andrew Coleman
Chapter LX: The Fourth Crusade Part III 40:38 Read by Andrew Coleman
Chapter LXI: Partition Of The Empire By The French And Venetians Part I 34:01 Read by Dick Durette
Chapter LXI: Partition Of The Empire By The French And Venetians Part II 30:38 Read by Andrew Coleman
Chapter LXI: Partition Of The Empire By The French And Venetians Part III 20:52 Read by Andrew Coleman
Chapter LXI: Partition Of The Empire By The French And Venetians Part IV 25:26 Read by Andrew Coleman
Chapter LXII: Greek Emperors Of Nice And Constantinople Part I 26:47 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXII: Greek Emperors Of Nice And Constantinople Part II 23:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXII: Greek Emperors Of Nice And Constantinople Part III 13:56 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXIII: Civil Wars And The Ruin Of The Greek Empire Part I 28:21 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter LXIII: Civil Wars And The Ruin Of The Greek Empire Part II 37:22 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter LXIV: Moguls, Ottoman Turks Part I 9:01 Read by Caroline Fokke
Chapter LXIV: Moguls, Ottoman Turks Part II 28:55 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter LXIV: Moguls, Ottoman Turks Part III 34:15 Read by Varra Unreal
Chapter LXIV: Moguls, Ottoman Turks Part IV 23:30 Read by MorganScorpion
Chapter LXV: Elevation Of Timour Or Tamerlane, And His Death Part I 26:00 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXV: Elevation Of Timour Or Tamerlane, And His Death Part II 26:38 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXV: Elevation Of Timour Or Tamerlane, And His Death Part III 35:45 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXVI: Union Of The Greek And Latin Churches Part I 21:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXVI: Union Of The Greek And Latin Churches Part II 22:28 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXVI: Union Of The Greek And Latin Churches Part III 21:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXVI: Union Of The Greek And Latin Churches Part IV 25:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter LXVII: Schism Of The Greeks And Latins Part I 27:34 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter LXVII: Schism Of The Greeks And Latins Part II 26:05 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter LXVIII: Reign Of Mahomet II, Part I 20:40 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXVIII: Reign Of Mahomet II, Part II 24:12 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXVIII: Reign Of Mahomet II, Part III 24:49 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXVIII: Reign Of Mahomet II, Part IV 31:08 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXIX: State Of Rome From The Twelfth Century Part I 27:04 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LXIX: State Of Rome From The Twelfth Century Part II 17:07 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LXIX: State Of Rome From The Twelfth Century Part III 29:38 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LXIX: State Of Rome From The Twelfth Century Part IV 20:06 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter LXX: Final Settlement Of The Ecclesiastical State Part I 21:32 Read by Philippa
Chapter LXX: Final Settlement Of The Ecclesiastical State Part II 23:21 Read by Philippa
Chapter LXX: Final Settlement Of The Ecclesiastical State Part III 30:43 Read by Philippa
Chapter LXX: Final Settlement Of The Ecclesiastical State Part IV 22:02 Read by Philippa
Chapter LXXI: Prospect Of The Ruins Of Rome In The Fifteenth Century Part I 23:25 Read by ontheroad
Chapter LXXI: Prospect Of The Ruins Of Rome In The Fifteenth Century Part II 23:06 Read by ontheroad

Reviews


(3.5 stars)

At the very end they did it to themselves. A contemporary warning. There are a couple of chapters that were so accent filled as to be ununderstandable. Just skip them and continue.


(2.5 stars)

When the readers are good, they are excellent. When they are bad, they are absolutely unintelligible (chapter 64, part 2). Also, there are portions missing in chapters 59 (12 pages) and 64 (2 pages).