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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 5 (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 5 (The) (Unabridged)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes.

In Volume V (Chapters XLVII–LVI), Gibbon further explores the influence of Christianity on the fall of the Roman Empire. He looks at the growth of the worship of Christian images and the resulting persecution by Leo III, emperor of the East. The conflict is intensified as a split develops between the Eastern and Western churches, a weakness that encourages attacks from Lombardy. Gibbon then moves to the foundation of the Moslem religion and the attempts of the Arabs to besiege Constantinople.



Disc 1

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 47 00:07:38
2.   Play with flash player Yet in the insufficient creed of the Nazarenes… 00:12:03
3.   Play with flash player III. Such were the fleeting shadows of the Docetes. 00:09:28
4.   Play with flash player V. The grovelling Ebionite and the fantastic Docetes… 00:10:36
5.   Play with flash player Such honours might incite the faithful to combat and die… 00:09:46
6.   Play with flash player It was the duty of Cyril to enlighten the zeal and ignorance… 00:09:48
7.   Play with flash player His throne was distant and inaccessible… 00:09:46
8.   Play with flash player Secluded from the church and from the world… 00:09:59


Disc 2

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player A quarter of a mile from the Thracian Bosphorus… 00:11:17
2.   Play with flash player The disorders of thirty years at length produced… 00:11:36
3.   Play with flash player Justinian has been already seen in the various lights… 00:10:03
4.   Play with flash player With these sentiments, it was incumbent on him… 00:09:44
5.   Play with flash player The faculties of sense and reason are least capable… 00:10:38
6.   Play with flash player Armenia and Abyssinia were infected by the speech… 00:10:47
7.   Play with flash player The desire of gaining souls for God… 00:07:34
8.   Play with flash player When the Portuguese first opened the navigation… 00:07:12


Disc 3

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In this spiritual distress the expiring faction… 00:09:58
2.   Play with flash player IV. Since the age of Constantine… 00:09:54
3.   Play with flash player A more important conquest still remained… 00:08:33
4.   Play with flash player Christianity was more deeply rooted in the Abyssinian empire… 00:10:29
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 48 00:09:23
6.   Play with flash player After this foundation of Byzantine history… 00:11:30
7.   Play with flash player We shall imagine ourselves transported… 00:10:42
8.   Play with flash player On the edge of the Scythian wilderness… 00:08:05


Disc 4

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Between the fall of the Heraclian and the rise… 00:10:11
2.   Play with flash player Leo the Fourth, the son of the fifth and the father… 00:10:19
3.   Play with flash player Many tyrants have reigned undoubtedly more criminal… 00:10:34
4.   Play with flash player The character of Theophilus is a rare example… 00:10:11
5.   Play with flash player The unnatural lusts which had degraded even the manhood… 00:09:58
6.   Play with flash player Yet under his reign the Roman arms were again formidable… 00:09:43
7.   Play with flash player The succeeding years of the minority of Constantine… 00:09:18
8.   Play with flash player Yet he imposed on a holy patriarch… 00:09:14


Disc 5

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Of such a character, in such an age… 00:10:23
2.   Play with flash player The soldiers had served with reluctant loyalty… 00:09:44
3.   Play with flash player John Comnenus, the brother of the emperor Isaac… 00:09:31
4.   Play with flash player It was the wish of Irene to supplant the eldest… 00:08:40
5.   Play with flash player The story of his exploits, which appear as a model… 00:09:13
6.   Play with flash player At length he found the moment and the means… 00:09:00
7.   Play with flash player The patriarch laboured with honest zeal to heal the wounds… 00:08:29
8.   Play with flash player With the dawn of day the city burst into a general sedition… 00:09:34
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 49 00:04:25


Disc 6

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But a memorial more interesting than the skull… 00:11:22
2.   Play with flash player The worship of images had stolen into the church… 00:11:16
3.   Play with flash player The scandal of an abstract heresy… 00:09:24
4.   Play with flash player Two original epistles, from Gregory the Second… 00:10:20
5.   Play with flash player To punish this flagitious deed… 00:11:43
6.   Play with flash player In his distress the first Gregory had implored the aid… 00:10:53
7.   Play with flash player II. In the change of manners and language… 00:07:13
8.   Play with flash player But in the rigid interpretation of the laws… 00:06:56


Disc 7

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The emperors and the Romans were incapable… 00:10:08
2.   Play with flash player After the death of Theophilus the final victory… 00:10:04
3.   Play with flash player From his prison he escaped to the Vatican… 00:09:41
4.   Play with flash player The union and stability of his empire… 00:09:56
5.   Play with flash player V. He retaliated on the Avars, or Huns of Pannonia… 00:10:29
6.   Play with flash player Otho was of the noble race of the dukes of Saxony… 00:10:10
7.   Play with flash player Otho the First imposed a treaty on the senate… 00:09:46
8.   Play with flash player The alarum - bell rang to arms in every quarter… 00:09:15


Disc 8

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Ambitious of restoring the splendour of the purple… 00:11:04
2.   Play with flash player It is in the fourteenth century that we may view… 00:08:18
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 50 00:10:54
4.   Play with flash player Arabia, in the opinion of the naturalist, is the genuine… 00:09:01
5.   Play with flash player The perpetual independence of the Arabs has been the theme… 00:11:28
6.   Play with flash player In the study of nations and men we may observe… 00:10:12
7.   Play with flash player The ferocious Bedoweens, the terror of the desert… 00:08:48
8.   Play with flash player From Japan to Peru, the use of sacrifice has universally… 00:09:40


Disc 9

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The base and plebeian origin of Mohammed… 00:09:50
2.   Play with flash player He compares the nations and the religions of the earth… 00:09:34
3.   Play with flash player The God of nature has written his existence on all his works… 00:12:04
4.   Play with flash player The mission of the ancient prophets, of Moses and of Jesus… 00:09:58
5.   Play with flash player II. The voluntary penance of the ascetics… 00:09:25
6.   Play with flash player With the two simple elements of darkness and fire… 00:10:33
7.   Play with flash player The people of Mecca were hardened in their unbelief… 00:10:03
8.   Play with flash player From his establishment at Medina, Mohammed assumed… 00:08:00


Disc 10

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player From all sides the roving Arabs were allured… 00:09:26
2.   Play with flash player The choice of Jerusalem for the first kebla of prayer… 00:10:39
3.   Play with flash player The conquest of Mecca determined the faith and obedience… 00:10:40
4.   Play with flash player Till the age of sixty - three years, the strength of Mohammed… 00:10:53
5.   Play with flash player The injustice of Mecca and the choice of Medina… 00:10:44
6.   Play with flash player In the largest indulgence of polygamy… 00:09:36
7.   Play with flash player The mischiefs that flow from the contests of ambition… 00:08:22
8.   Play with flash player After this victory, which was styled the Day of the Camel… 00:08:56


Disc 11

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player He traversed the desert of Arabia… 00:10:41
2.   Play with flash player The talents of Mohammed are entitled to our applause… 00:08:26
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 51 00:10:02
4.   Play with flash player In the victorious days of the Roman republic… 00:08:49
5.   Play with flash player The indignation and fears of the Persians… 00:10:35
6.   Play with flash player In every age the foundation and ruin… 00:10:19
7.   Play with flash player After the fall of the Persian kingdom… 00:08:26
8.   Play with flash player One of the fifteen provinces of Syria, the cultivated lands… 00:12:02


Disc 12

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In the presence of both armies a venerable Greek advanced… 00:10:48
2.   Play with flash player The hungry and cruel Arabs would have obeyed… 00:01:57
3.   Play with flash player Syria, one of the countries that have been improved… 00:09:36
4.   Play with flash player The exhortation of the generals was brief and forcible. 00:09:46
5.   Play with flash player To achieve what yet remained of the Syrian war… 00:10:58
6.   Play with flash player The sieges and battles of six campaigns… 00:08:42
7.   Play with flash player III. The conquest of Egypt may be explained… 00:10:16
8.   Play with flash player Yet the Arabs, after a glorious and profitable enterprise… 00:07:17


Disc 13

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The efforts of the Arabs were not inadequate… 00:10:04
2.   Play with flash player A more destructive zeal may perhaps be attributed… 00:11:13
3.   Play with flash player Our reason must be startled by these extravagant assertions… 00:09:59
4.   Play with flash player On a sudden the charge was sounded… 00:09:58
5.   Play with flash player It had been the frequent practice of the Moorish tribes… 00:09:50
6.   Play with flash player Such is the tale of the modern Arabians. 00:11:12
7.   Play with flash player Before Musa would trust an army of the faithful… 00:07:36
8.   Play with flash player Count Julian had plunged so deep into guilt and infamy… 00:08:39


Disc 14

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In the midway between Merida and Toledo… 00:09:34
2.   Play with flash player The resentment of the caliph might have been satiated… 00:07:45
3.   Play with flash player The wars of the Moslems were sanctified by the prophet… 00:09:57
4.   Play with flash player The Northern coast of Africa is the only land… 00:12:56
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 52 00:08:11
6.   Play with flash player The event of the siege revived, both in the East and West… 00:10:45
7.   Play with flash player The brother of Moslemah was succeeded by a kinsman… 00:11:36
8.   Play with flash player Constantinople and the Greek fire might exclude the Arabs… 00:07:32


Disc 15

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player A victorious line of march had been prolonged… 00:09:03
2.   Play with flash player The loss of an army, or a province… 00:08:49
3.   Play with flash player Yet the thousands who were swept away by the sword… 00:11:57
4.   Play with flash player In a private condition our desires are perpetually repressed… 00:10:16
5.   Play with flash player In the libraries of the Arabians, as in those of Europe… 00:10:22
6.   Play with flash player But the Moslems deprived themselves of the principal benefits… 00:11:28
7.   Play with flash player Under the reign of Almamon at Bagdad… 00:08:08
8.   Play with flash player In the sufferings of prostrate Italy… 00:09:25


Disc 16

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The emperor Theophilus, son of Michael the Stammerer… 00:08:20
2.   Play with flash player With Motassem, the eighth of the Abbassides… 00:10:59
3.   Play with flash player The third and most obvious cause was the weight and magnitude… 00:10:02
4.   Play with flash player Under the mask of piety, the rigid followers of Hanbal… 00:07:23
5.   Play with flash player The sieges of Mopsuestia and Tarsus, In Cilicia… 00:08:12
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 53 00:10:18
7.   Play with flash player After the final division between the sons of Theodosius… 00:10:22
8.   Play with flash player In the time of Constantine Porphyrogenitus they had acquired… 00:13:54


Disc 17

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But the toil and treasure of so many ages… 00:09:25
2.   Play with flash player But in every monarchy the substantial powers of government… 00:10:25
3.   Play with flash player In his regular or extraordinary processions… 00:09:17
4.   Play with flash player The example of maternal incontinence was copied… 00:11:15
5.   Play with flash player The principles of maritime tactics had not undergone… 00:08:32
6.   Play with flash player These scruples of the Greeks have been compared… 00:10:00
7.   Play with flash player A nation endowed with such high and intrepid spirit… 00:10:18
8.   Play with flash player In the ninth century we trace the first dawnings… 00:09:14


Disc 18

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In the revolution of ten centuries, not a single discovery… 00:06:17
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 54 00:09:23
3.   Play with flash player Of the ecclesiastical chain, many links had been broken… 00:11:50
4.   Play with flash player The most furious and desperate of rebels… 00:10:16
5.   Play with flash player Alexius dissembled till the moment of revenge… 00:09:33
6.   Play with flash player A philosopher, who calculates the degree of their merit… 00:11:22
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 55 00:10:45
8.   Play with flash player The glory of the Bulgarians was confined… 00:09:49


Disc 19

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player From this primitive country they were driven to the West… 00:11:32
2.   Play with flash player After a long pilgrimage of flight or victory… 00:10:07
3.   Play with flash player The Hungarians were expected in the front… 00:10:18
4.   Play with flash player In the tenth century the geography of Scythia… 00:09:40
5.   Play with flash player The Greek appellation of monoxyla, or single canoes… 00:11:32
6.   Play with flash player Nicephorus could no longer expel the mischief… 00:07:02
7.   Play with flash player In the sacrament of baptism she received the venerable name… 00:10:04
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 56 00:09:14


Disc 20

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On that day the scale of war was turned against the Franks… 00:08:51
2.   Play with flash player The establishment of the Normans in the kingdoms of Naples… 00:10:23
3.   Play with flash player Above twenty years after the first emigration… 00:09:54
4.   Play with flash player A harder trial was reserved for the valour of Count Humphrey… 00:09:26
5.   Play with flash player As the genius of Robert expanded with his fortune… 00:10:15
6.   Play with flash player Roger, the twelfth and last of the sons of Tancred… 00:12:12
7.   Play with flash player At the mouth of the Adriatic Gulf… 00:07:00
8.   Play with flash player The enumeration of provinces recalls a sad comparison… 00:08:25


Disc 21

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player It is more than probable that Guiscard was not afflicted… 00:09:51
2.   Play with flash player The ruins of the Septizonium were still defended… 00:10:22
3.   Play with flash player Of human life, the most glorious or humble prospects… 00:10:28
4.   Play with flash player Since the decease of Robert Guiscard… 00:09:26
5.   Play with flash player The pride of Manuel disdained and rejected… 00:10:15
6.   Play with flash player The youth, innocence, and beauty of William the Second… 00:09:21

Total Playing Time: 27:09:24






Author(s):
Gibbon, Edward

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0129

Barcode: 9781843797197

Release Date: 09/2014

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