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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Vol. 6 (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Vol. 6 (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 VI (Chapters LVII−LXXI), Gibbon ends his masterful history by charting the rise of the Turkish nation and the birth of the Ottoman Empire, which becomes an unstoppable force as it eventually captures the remains of the Eastern Empire. Weakened under the continuing schism of the Greek and Latin Christians, the strategically important site of Constantinople becomes an easy target for Sultan Mohammed II—much to the consternation and apathy of the West.



Disc 1

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 57 00:10:49
2.   Play with flash player From the paths of blood, and such is the history of nations … 00:09:14
3.   Play with flash player The apprehension of such formidable friendship … 00:10:16
4.   Play with flash player With the belief of the Koran, the son of Seljuk … 00:10:13
5.   Play with flash player The false or genuine magnanimity of Mahmud the Gaznevide … 00:08:54
6.   Play with flash player As long as a hope survived, Romanus attempted to rally … 00:09:59
7.   Play with flash player During the life of Alp Arslan … 00:09:45
8.   Play with flash player The greatness and unity of the Turkish Empire expired … 00:09:31


Disc 2

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the hard conditions of tribute and servitude … 00:10:26
2.   Play with flash player The revolution which transferred the sceptre … 00:11:42
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 58 00:10:13
4.   Play with flash player It may occasion some surprise that the Roman pontiff … 00:10:23
5.   Play with flash player I. The right of a just defence may fairly include … 00:10:19
6.   Play with flash player These compensations of the purse and the person … 00:11:00
7.   Play with flash player The fifteenth of August had been fixed in the council … 00:08:26
8.   Play with flash player None of the great sovereigns of Europe embarked their persons … 00:06:43


Disc 3

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player III. In the south of France, the command was assumed … 00:09:57
2.   Play with flash player Abroad in enterprise and pilgrimage … 00:11:24
3.   Play with flash player In some Oriental tale I have read the fable … 00:09:23
4.   Play with flash player A private letter of Stephen of Chartres … 00:10:57
5.   Play with flash player Had not superstition condemned the sacrilegious prudence … 00:10:23
6.   Play with flash player As long as the horses were fresh … 00:09:32
7.   Play with flash player At the end of seven months, after the ruin of their cavalry … 00:09:28
8.   Play with flash player For their salvation and victory … 00:08:22


Disc 4

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The prudence or fortune of the Franks … 00:10:01
2.   Play with flash player On the fifth day, the crusaders made a general assault … 00:10:56
3.   Play with flash player Without this indulgence, the conqueror would have almost … 00:11:20
4.   Play with flash player The justice and freedom of the constitution were maintained … 00:10:04
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 59 00:09:13
6.   Play with flash player I. Of the swarms that so closely trod in the footsteps … 00:11:17
7.   Play with flash player III. The swarms that followed the first crusade … 00:07:24
8.   Play with flash player The enthusiasm of the first crusade … 00:09:13


Disc 5

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Ascansar, a valiant Turk, had been the favourite… 00:10:09
2.   Play with flash player The Franks were already at the gates of Cairo… 00:11:50
3.   Play with flash player During its short existence, the kingdom of Jerusalem… 00:10:35
4.   Play with flash player After Jerusalem had been delivered from the presence… 00:10:21
5.   Play with flash player Philip Augustus and Richard the First are the only kings… 00:09:10
6.   Play with flash player The health both of Richard and Saladin appeared… 00:09:30
7.   Play with flash player The persons, the families, and estates of the pilgrims… 00:10:22
8.   Play with flash player In complete armour, the oriflamme waving before him… 00:07:24


Disc 6

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player They produce the great charter of their liberties… 00:07:24
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 60 00:08:43
3.   Play with flash player Bigotry and national aversion are powerful magnifiers… 00:10:00
4.   Play with flash player The two wives of Manuel Comnenus… 00:10:33
5.   Play with flash player The Bulgarians were malicious enough to pray… 00:11:59
6.   Play with flash player In the invasion of Italy by Attila… 00:11:39
7.   Play with flash player The execution of the treaty was still opposed… 00:08:08
8.   Play with flash player A double alliance, and the dignity of Caesar… 00:10:22


Disc 7

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In relating the invasion of a great empire… 00:09:10
2.   Play with flash player In the choice of the attack, the French and Venetians… 00:09:45
3.   Play with flash player The mixture of two discordant nations in the same capital… 00:09:08
4.   Play with flash player Among the Greeks, all authority and wisdom were overborne… 00:11:55
5.   Play with flash player Constantinople had been taken by storm… 00:09:30
6.   Play with flash player In the meanwhile, his desolate churches were profaned… 00:12:25
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 61 00:07:40
8.   Play with flash player In the division of the Greek provinces… 00:09:01


Disc 8

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player As the tyrant, pursued by fear or remorse… 00:09:02
2.   Play with flash player The Latin conquerors had been saluted… 00:10:12
3.   Play with flash player In all civilised hostility, a treaty is established… 00:10:25
4.   Play with flash player The Venetians had engaged to transport Peter… 00:10:26
5.   Play with flash player In the double victory of John of Brienne… 00:10:14
6.   Play with flash player The Latins of Constantinople were on all sides… 00:12:00
7.   Play with flash player After this narrative of the expeditions of the Latins… 00:11:04
8.   Play with flash player Digression on the Family of Courtenay 00:06:01


Disc 9

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player II. While Joscelin reigned beyond the Euphrates… 00:09:21
2.   Play with flash player III. According to the old register of Ford Abbey… 00:09:16
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 62 00:10:20
4.   Play with flash player A matron of the family of the Palaeologi… 00:08:24
5.   Play with flash player But his innocence had been too unworthily treated… 00:10:43
6.   Play with flash player So eager was the impatience of the prince and people… 00:08:25
7.   Play with flash player Arsenius was involved in a vague rumour of conspiracy… 00:11:57
8.   Play with flash player But they found a country without a friend… 00:10:15


Disc 10

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The hostile league against the Greeks… 00:09:21
2.   Play with flash player I shall not, I trust, be accused of superstition… 00:11:24
3.   Play with flash player After some ages of oblivion, Greece was awakened… 00:08:31
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 63 00:09:34
5.   Play with flash player But the younger Andronicus was speedily corrupted… 00:09:57
6.   Play with flash player His calamities were embittered by the gradual extinction… 00:10:11
7.   Play with flash player Had the regent found a suitable return… 00:09:19
8.   Play with flash player The introduction of barbarians and savages… 00:11:00


Disc 11

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player While the regent grasped the sceptre… 00:09:15
2.   Play with flash player For the conclusion of this chapter… 00:11:30
3.   Play with flash player But the emperor was soon solicited to violate the treaty… 00:05:58
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 64 00:09:31
5.   Play with flash player The reason of Zingis was not informed by books… 00:09:12
6.   Play with flash player In the West, he touched the dominions of Mohammed… 00:09:37
7.   Play with flash player In the attack and defence of places… 00:10:10
8.   Play with flash player In his rapid progress, he overran the kingdoms… 00:13:38


Disc 12

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player One hundred and forty years after the death of Zingis… 00:11:50
2.   Play with flash player From the conquest of Prusa, we may date the true era… 00:10:31
3.   Play with flash player Before his death, he generously recommended another ally… 00:10:10
4.   Play with flash player Such was the origin of these haughty troops… 00:08:11
5.   Play with flash player Such is the general idea of the Hungarian war… 00:08:46
6.   Play with flash player After his enfranchisement from an oppressive guardian… 00:09:01
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 65 00:12:00
8.   Play with flash player I. For every war, a motive of safety or revenge… 00:08:46


Disc 13

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the banks of the Don, or Tanais, he received… 00:09:26
2.   Play with flash player Between two jealous and haughty neighbours… 00:10:06
3.   Play with flash player The true succession of the caliphs was a controversy… 00:10:21
4.   Play with flash player In that day Bajazet displayed the qualities of a soldier… 00:09:40
5.   Play with flash player II. The name of Poggius the Italian is deservedly famous… 00:10:51
6.   Play with flash player The recent expulsion of the house of Zingis was an insult… 00:10:24
7.   Play with flash player The four following observations will serve to appreciate… 00:11:53
8.   Play with flash player In these conflicts, the wisest Turks… 00:06:43


Disc 14

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But the execution of his last testament… 00:08:30
2.   Play with flash player From the time of Orchan and the first Amurath… 00:08:28
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 66 00:10:12
4.   Play with flash player If Clement was ill endowed with the virtues of a priest… 00:10:52
5.   Play with flash player A special licence was granted to negotiate with the outlaw… 00:10:07
6.   Play with flash player During the period of the crusades, the Greeks beheld… 00:09:03
7.   Play with flash player After his return, and the victory of Timour, Manuel reigned… 00:11:09
8.   Play with flash player To heal the wounds, and restore the monarchy… 00:11:04


Disc 15

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The resolution of Palaeologus was decided… 00:09:19
2.   Play with flash player But as soon as festivity and form had given place… 00:11:00
3.   Play with flash player While they were lost in a cloud of dust and darkness… 00:10:52
4.   Play with flash player The success of the first trial encouraged Eugenius… 00:10:49
5.   Play with flash player The most learned Italians of the fifteenth century… 00:09:22
6.   Play with flash player The first steps of learning are slow and laborious… 00:09:48
7.   Play with flash player I shall not attempt to enumerate the restorers of Grecian… 00:09:41
8.   Play with flash player Nicholas the fifth had been the friend of the most eminent… 00:07:17


Disc 16

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Before the revival of classic literature… 00:04:15
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 67 00:08:36
3.   Play with flash player The last hope of the falling city and empire… 00:09:15
4.   Play with flash player 'Sultan Murad, or Amurath, lived forty - nine…' 00:11:02
5.   Play with flash player Yet, on this side, the designs of the Roman pontiff… 00:10:59
6.   Play with flash player It was on this fatal spot that, instead of finding… 00:12:15
7.   Play with flash player In the list of heroes, John Huniades and Scanderberg… 00:11:45
8.   Play with flash player Without disparagement to his fame… 00:10:20


Disc 17

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the return of Phranza, the treaty was ratified… 00:03:24
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 68 00:10:31
3.   Play with flash player The Mohammedan, and more especially the Turkish casuists… 00:09:01
4.   Play with flash player Mohammed himself pressed and directed the work… 00:08:46
5.   Play with flash player Among the implements of destruction, he studied… 00:10:36
6.   Play with flash player In her last decay, Constantinople was still peopled… 00:10:06
7.   Play with flash player Of the triangle which composes the figure of Constantinople… 00:11:14
8.   Play with flash player Except eighteen galleys of some force… 00:14:37


Disc 18

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The greatest part of Mohammed's bashaws and Janizaries… 00:09:56
2.   Play with flash player The immediate loss of Constantinople may be ascribed… 00:09:56
3.   Play with flash player While they expected the descent of the tardy angel… 00:10:25
4.   Play with flash player From the first hour of the memorable twenty - ninth of May 00:10:35
5.   Play with flash player Constantinople no longer appertains to the Roman historian… 00:09:50
6.   Play with flash player It is not easy to pronounce whether the servitude of Demetrius… 00:10:58
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 69 00:08:07
8.   Play with flash player Of her two sovereigns, the emperor had precariously reigned… 00:08:54


Disc 19

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The motives of the Pope's election… 00:09:39
2.   Play with flash player The Jews had rejected the Christ when he appeared… 00:10:30
3.   Play with flash player The love of ancient freedom has encouraged a belief… 00:12:12
4.   Play with flash player The union and vigour of a public council was dissolved… 00:08:34
5.   Play with flash player In the first moments of rebellion… 00:09:45
6.   Play with flash player Under the reign of Hadrian, when the empire extended… 00:09:33
7.   Play with flash player A vacancy of almost three years had preceded… 00:08:49
8.   Play with flash player After Benedict's decease, the tedious and equal suspense… 00:10:24


Disc 20

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Clement's summons was obeyed… 00:11:41
2.   Play with flash player Boniface proclaimed a crusade against his personal enemies… 00:06:40
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 70 00:09:34
4.   Play with flash player In the act or diploma which was presented to Petrarch… 00:12:07
5.   Play with flash player But such voluntary obedience evaporates… 00:10:13
6.   Play with flash player The deliverance of his country inspired Rienzi… 00:09:15
7.   Play with flash player With equal presumption the tribune watched or reposed… 00:10:31
8.   Play with flash player The vision and prophecies of St. Martin and Pope Boniface… 00:08:09


Disc 21

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player After an exile of seven years, the first deliverer… 00:09:18
2.   Play with flash player The first and most generous wish of Petrarch… 00:10:26
3.   Play with flash player If superstition will interpret an untimely death… 00:08:59
4.   Play with flash player I have not undertaken the ecclesiastical history of the schism… 00:10:35
5.   Play with flash player The royal prerogative of coining money… 00:09:00
6.   Play with flash player It is an obvious truth, that the times must be suited… 00:09:33
7.   Play with flash player In the first period of their conquests… 00:09:15
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 71 00:12:11


Disc 22

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Innumerable buildings, crowded in close and crooked streets… 00:09:55
2.   Play with flash player III. The value of any object that supplies the wants… 00:09:51
3.   Play with flash player With some slight alterations, a theatre, an amphitheatre… 00:07:40
4.   Play with flash player The abolition at Rome of the ancient games… 00:09:07
5.   Play with flash player When Petrarch first gratified his eyes with a view… 00:12:13

Total Playing Time: 28:26:57






Author(s):
Gibbon, Edward

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0130

Barcode: 9781843797203

Release Date: 10/2014

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