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


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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. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.

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 behaviour 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 24 min)

Chapters

Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 1 23:04 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 2 25:30 Read by Laura Caldwell
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 3 14:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 4 17:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 5 27:35 Read by hearhis
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 6 22:58 Read by hearhis
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 7 20:14 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter XVI: Conduct Toward the Christians Pt. 8 6:11 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter XVII: Foundation of Constantinople Pt. 1 20:14 Read by hefyd
Chapter XVII: Foundation of Constantinople Pt. 2 14:55 Read by hefyd
Chapter XVII: Foundation of Constantinople Pt. 3 21:42 Read by hefyd
Chapter XVII: Foundation of Constantinople Pt. 4 23:34 Read by hefyd
Chapter XVII: Foundation of Constantinople Pt. 5 21:14 Read by hefyd
Chapter XVII: Foundation of Constantinpole Pt. 6 20:22 Read by hefyd
Chapter XVIII: Character of Constantine Pt. 1 22:24 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XVIII: Character of Constantine Pt. 2 22:12 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XVIII: Character of Constantine Pt. 3 24:04 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XVIII: Character of Constantine Pt. 4 29:32 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XIX: Constantius Sole Emperor Pt. 1 14:43 Read by Robin Cotter
Chapter XIX: Constantius Sole Emperor Pt. 2 30:01 Read by Robin Cotter
Chapter XIX: Constantius Sole Emperor Pt. 3 21:14 Read by Robin Cotter
Chapter XIX: Constantius Sole Emperor Pt. 4 32:06 Read by Robin Cotter
Chapter XX: Conversion of Constantine Pt. 1 20:48 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter XX: Conversion of Constantine Pt. 2 22:27 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter XX: Conversion of Constantine Pt. 3 24:25 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter XX: Conversion of Constantine Pt. 4 18:38 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 1 15:14 Read by Daniel Anaya
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 2 9:48 Read by Daniel Anaya
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 3 22:15 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 4 21:12 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 5 21:40 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 6 19:31 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXI: Persecution of Heresy Pt. 7 20:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXII: Julian Declared Emperor Pt. 1 21:00 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXII: Julian Declared Emperor Pt. 2 21:14 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXII: Julian Declared Emperor Pt. 3 15:02 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXII: Julian Declared Emperor Pt. 4 12:01 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXIII: The Reign of Julian Pt. 1 23:48 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXIII: The Reign of Julian Pt. 2 22:04 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXIII: The Reign of Julian Pt. 3 11:03 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXIII: The Reign of Julian Pt. 4 16:56 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXIII: The Reign of Julian Pt. 5 17:23 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXIV: The Death of Julian Pt. 1 17:24 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXIV: The Death of Julian Pt. 2 19:01 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXIV: The Death of Julian Pt. 3 25:34 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXIV: The Death of Julian Pt. 4 23:16 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXIV: The Death of Julian Pt. 5 21:42 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 1 21:06 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 2 24:13 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 3 24:26 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 4 26:42 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 5 23:06 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 6 29:36 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXV: Jovian and Valentinian Pt. 7 9:06 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XXVI: Progress of the Huns Pt. 1 33:21 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXVI: Progress of the Huns Pt. 2 30:17 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXVI: Progress of the Huns Pt. 3 36:49 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXVI: Progress of the Huns Pt. 4 27:43 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXVI: Progress of the Huns Pt. 5 38:10 Read by Lizzie Driver

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Forget Game of Thrones. This is the real thing with lots of long words and philisophical thought

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I loved the book and learned a lot from it.