The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Wildside Press LLC, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 596 pages
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Gibbon’s work traces the history of more than thirteen centuries, covering the great events as well as the general historical progression. This volume covers A.D. 180 to A.D. 395, which includes the establishment of Christianity and the Crusades.
  

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Contents

PAOB
xxxvii
Preface of the Author
xl
The Extent and Military Force of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines
1
CHAPTER II
31
Of the Constitution of the Roman Empire in the Age of the Antonines
65
The Cruelty Follies and Murder of CommodusElection of PertmaxHis
91
The Minister Perennis
97
And by the Senate
107
PAGE
267
AureoluB invades Italy is defeated and besieged at Milan
304
CHAPTER XII
341
Death of the Emperor Tacitus
349
of Bonosus and Proculus in Gaul
360
His viotories and extraordinary Death
366
Eleotion of the Emperor Diocletian 874
375
Association of two Caesars Galerius and Constantius
381

CHAPTER V
113
The Death of SeverusTyranny of CaracallaUsurpation of MacrinusFollies
138
Murder of Geta
145
Defeat and Death of Macrinus
155
FAGK
160
CHAPTER VII
181
PAGE
192
Marches into Italy
198
The Arts of Philip
206
Of the State of Persia after the Restoration of the Monarchy by Artaxerxes
211
Cities of Seleucia and Ctesiphon
222
Character and Maxims of Artaxerxes
228
The Emperors Deeius Qallus JUmilianus Valerian and GallienusThe General
256
Various Events of the Gothio War
265
Acknowledged by the other Emperors
387
Tiridates the Armenian
395
Long Illness of Diooletian
416
Troubles after the abdication of DiocletianDeath of ComstantiusElevation
425
Maxentius declared Emperor at Borne
434
310HisDeath
443
Victory of Constantine near Borne
454
His Alliance with Licinius
459
The Gothic War
469
Beunion of the Empire
476
The Constitutional Significance of the Prinoipate of Septimius Severus
492
The Walls of Aurelian
500
Gibbons revision of his First Volume
506

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About the author (2004)

Bury taught history for years at the University of Cambridge.

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