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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Part II (Abridged)

    

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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Part II (Abridged)

Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon’s work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon’s stage, here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. It is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.



Disc 1

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   Odacer, The First Barbarian King Of Rome - AD 476 00:01:42
2.   The Visigoths Rule All The Roman Conquests West Of The Alps 00:02:08
3.   Clovis Establishes The French Monarchy In Gaul 00:10:51
4.   The Struggle Of Britain 00:09:29
5.   'The Decline Of Rome Was The Natural And Inevitable Effect Of Immoderate Greatness' 00:05:23
6.   Theodoric The Ostrogoth 00:09:54
7.   Theodoric... 'Sheathed His Sword InThe Pride And Vigour Of His Age' 00:04:08
8.   Justinian Ascends The Byzantine Throne, AD 527, And Shares Supreme Power With Theodora 00:14:47
9.   Belisarius, A Loyal Proved Commander 00:12:37


Disc 2

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   Belisarius, Cursed In Love In His Marriage to Antonina 00:13:53
2.   The Gothic Courage Revives 00:10:12
3.   The Games Of Antiquity - The Struggle Of The Green And The Blue Factions 00:07:49
4.   The Festival Of The Ides Of January In The Fifth Year Of Justinian's Reign 00:10:28
5.   The End Of Belisarius 00:08:11
6.   The New Emperor - Justin, Nephew Of Justinian 00:09:00
7.   The Virtues And Merits Of Tiberius 00:03:32
8.   The Emperor Maurice 00:07:53


Disc 3

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   The Fate Of Rome At The Close Of The Sixth Century And The Rise Of Pope Gregory The First 00:10:59
2.   Maurice Abdicates And Is Succeeded By Phocas 00:10:36
3.   The Victory Of Heraclius Against The Persians 00:13:21
4.   A Melancholy Task 00:07:47
5.   Martina, Constantine III, Constans II, Justinian II - In Quick Succession 00:07:49
6.   Justinian Returns With Vengance 00:08:02
7.   Leo IV, The Son Of The Fifth Constantine, And Father Of The Sixth 00:04:34
8.   Leo V And Michael II, Michael III 00:13:27


Disc 4

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   Basil The Macedonian, Leo VI, Constantine, John Zimisces 00:07:49
2.   The Rise Of The Comnenian Dynasty 00:06:45
3.   Manuel I Reigns For 37 Years 00:04:44
4.   Andronicus Rules, Firstly From Behind The Emperor, And Then With The Sceptre 00:10:21
5.   Six Hundred Years Filled With Sixty Emperors 00:05:23
6.   The Rise Of Islam 00:02:59
7.   The Concept Of The Holy War 00:09:23
8.   A Sinful And A Fanatic World 00:05:41
9.   The Departure Of The Pilgrims 00:07:03
10.   The Effect Of The Crusades 00:08:07


Disc 5

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   The Palaelogi Dynasty Of The Early 14th Century 00:06:49
2.   The Rise Of Genghis Khan And The Mongol Empire In The East 00:09:05
3.   The Mongol Invasion Of The West 00:04:31
4.   The Rise Of Timour - Tamerline 00:07:47
5.   Timour Turns His Eyes Towards The Ottomans 00:11:54
6.   1422 - Constantinpole Once More Under Siege By Turkish Armies 00:03:36
7.   Mohammed II, 'The Great Destroyer' And The Final Act Of The Byzantine Empire 00:04:45
8.   The Response Of Christendom 00:03:02
9.   A City Of 13 Miles Defended By 8,000 Soldiers 00:04:31
10.   The Great Cannon Of Mohammed 00:06:49
11.   A Siege Of 40 Days, Breaches On All Sides 00:07:04


Disc 6

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   29th May 1453 00:08:37
2.   Fleeing To The Church Of St Sophia 00:06:02
3.   The Legitimate Reward Of The Conqueror 00:06:21
4.   The Fate Of Constantine 00:02:42
5.   The Incomparable Position, A New Future 00:04:17
6.   The Effect Of Christendom 00:05:24
7.   The Religious Schism In The Christian Church 00:16:52
8.   Reflections Of Pope Eugenius IV And The Learned Poggius On The Top Of The Capitaline Hill In 1430 00:06:12
9.   The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 1) The Injuries Of Time And Nature 00:02:30
10.   The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 2) The Hostile Attacks Of The Barbarians 00:02:57
11.   The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 3) The Use And Abuse Of Materials 00:02:10
12.   The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 4) The Domestic Quarrels Of The Romans 00:03:38
13.   Rome In The Days Of Gibbon 00:05:59

Total Playing Time: 07:10:21






Author(s):
Gibbon, Edward

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville; Madoc, Philip

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: History

Catalogue No: NA612212

Barcode: 0730099012225

Physical Release: 05/1997

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