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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II
1.   Play with flash player The Palaelogi Dynasty Of The Early 14th Century 00:06:49
2.   Play with flash player The Rise Of Genghis Khan And The Mongol Empire In The East 00:09:05
3.   Play with flash player The Mongol Invasion Of The West 00:04:31
4.   Play with flash player The Rise Of Timour - Tamerline 00:07:47
5.   Play with flash player Timour Turns His Eyes Towards The Ottomans 00:11:54
6.   Play with flash player 1422 - Constantinpole Once More Under Siege By Turkish Armies 00:03:36
7.   Play with flash player Mohammed II, 'The Great Destroyer' And The Final Act Of The Byzantine Empire 00:04:45
8.   Play with flash player The Response Of Christendom 00:03:02
9.   Play with flash player A City Of 13 Miles Defended By 8,000 Soldiers 00:04:31
10.   Play with flash player The Great Cannon Of Mohammed 00:06:49
11.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 29th May 1453 00:08:37
2.   Play with flash player Fleeing To The Church Of St Sophia 00:06:02
3.   Play with flash player The Legitimate Reward Of The Conqueror 00:06:21
4.   Play with flash player The Fate Of Constantine 00:02:42
5.   Play with flash player The Incomparable Position, A New Future 00:04:17
6.   Play with flash player The Effect Of Christendom 00:05:24
7.   Play with flash player The Religious Schism In The Christian Church 00:16:52
8.   Play with flash player Reflections Of Pope Eugenius IV And The Learned Poggius On The Top Of The Capitaline Hill In 1430 00:06:12
9.   Play with flash player The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 1) The Injuries Of Time And Nature 00:02:30
10.   Play with flash player The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 2) The Hostile Attacks Of The Barbarians 00:02:57
11.   Play with flash player The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 3) The Use And Abuse Of Materials 00:02:10
12.   Play with flash player The Four Principal Causes Of The Ruin Of The Roman Empire - 4) The Domestic Quarrels Of The Romans 00:03:38
13.   Play with flash player 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

Release Date: 05/1997

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