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


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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 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 7 min)

Chapters

Chapter XXVII: Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius Pt. I 20:02 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXVII: Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius Pt. II 26:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXVII: Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius Pt. III 20:43 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXVII: Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius Pt. IV 26:06 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXVII: Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius Pt. V 26:40 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter XXVIII: Destruction of Paganism Pt. I 14:00 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXVIII: Destruction of Paganism Pt. II 18:12 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXVIII: Destruction of Paganism Pt. III 21:58 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXIX: Division Of Roman Empire Between Sons Of Theodosius Pt. I 28:25 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XXIX: Division Of Roman Empire Between Sons Of Theodosius Pt. II 24:20 Read by Claude Banta
Chapter XXX: Revolt Of The Goths Pt. I 22:32 Read by Jeff Stuckey
Chapter XXX: Revolt Of The Goths Pt. II 3:23 Read by Jeff Stuckey
Chapter XXX: Revolt Of The Goths Pt. III 22:41 Read by Jeff Stuckey
Chapter XXX: Revolt Of The Goths Pt. IV 24:32 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter XXX: Revolt Of The Goths Pt. V 27:57 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. I 17:03 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. II 22:06 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. III 26:07 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. IV 32:05 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. V 15:07 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. VI 29:21 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXI: Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians Pt. VII 29:03 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter XXXII: Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II Pt. I 24:00 Read by Jason Mayoff
Chapter XXXII: Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II Pt. II 27:21 Read by Jason Mayoff
Chapter XXXII: Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II Pt. III 26:51 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXXIII: Conquest Of Africa By The Vandals Pt. I 30:01 Read by tipaew
Chapter XXXIII: Conquest Of Africa By The Vandals Pt. II 16:42 Read by tipaew
Chapter XXXIV: Attila Pt. I 24:53 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXXIV: Attila Pt. II 31:29 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXXIV: Attila Pt. III 8:20 Read by Måns Broo
Chapter XXXV: Invasion By Attila Pt. I 17:56 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXXV: Invasion By Attila Pt. II 24:17 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXXV: Invasion By Attila Pt. III 26:47 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXXVI: Total Extinction Of The Western Empire Pt. I 25:14 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVI: Total Extinction Of The Western Empire Pt. II 20:45 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVI: Total Extinction Of The Western Empire Pt. III 22:01 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVI: Total Extinction Of The Western Empire Pt. IV 25:22 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVI: Total Extinction Of The Western Empire Pt. V 22:36 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVII: Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity Pt. I 16:48 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XXXVII: Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity Pt. II 19:16 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XXXVII: Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity Pt. III 20:36 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XXXVII: Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity Pt. IV 19:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XXXVIII: Reign Of Clovis Pt. I 24:22 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVIII: Reign Of Clovis Pt. II 23:08 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVIII: Reign Of Clovis Pt. III 22:07 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVIII: Reign Of Clovis Pt. IV 29:32 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVIII: Reign Of Clovis Pt. V 18:05 Read by ontheroad
Chapter XXXVIII: Reign Of Clovis Pt. VI 21:02 Read by ontheroad

Reviews


(5 stars)

This a great political history of the Rome empire. Its value is enhanced by the eloquent articulation and beautiful use of language. The book is so multidimensional covering religion, military history, culture, laws, etc. A must read for any political scientist worthy of the title. It is irreplaceable for the lesson it teaches about the preservation and spread of culture and Rome civilization.

Vol. 3


(4 stars)

As it was, so it is. Like hearing a modern newscast.