Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam. It is a story that begins in Rome and ends in the capture of Constantinople by the Turks almost 1,500 years later. To aid in navigating this massive work, please refer to the accompanying PDF, which contains a table of contents and starting times for each chapter.
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon
Length: 126:31 h
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Edward Gibbon : The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part I (Abridged)
by Neville Jason
Length: 7:53 h
12:39 Part I: The Most Civilised Portion Of Mankind 09:32 Part I: The Terror Of The Roman Arms - The Preservation Of Peace By A Constant Preparation For War 05:49 Part I: Every Useful Intrument Of War 08:30 Part I: An Empire United By Laws And Adorned By Arts 03:42 Part I: The Roman Language - An Influence Over National Manners 07:22 Part I: The Most Numerous Society Under The Same System Of Government 09:53 Part I: The Fate Of The Roman World Depended On The Will Of Augustus 02:39 Part I: A Succession Of Monsters With Uparalleled Vices 01:04 Part I: The Rule Of The Two Antonines - The Only Period Of History In Which The Happiness Of A Great People 14:33 Part I: Commodus - Revelling In The Licence Of Sovereign Power 03:22 Part I: Pertinax Accedes To Power 08:27 Part I: The Praetorian Guards And The Bribe Of Didius Julianus 02:19 Part I: Septimus Severus - A Pernicious Indulgence 06:11 Part I: The Two Sons Of Severus - Caracalla And Geta 06:01 Part I: Caracalla Becomes Sole Emperor 04:53 Part I: Antoninus Becomes Elagabalus, Supreme Emperor And Pontiff - And Licentious Despot 09:00 Part I: The Reign Of Alexander - An Auspicious Calm Of Thirteen Years 07:59 Part I: The Rise Of Maximin, Dark And Sanguinary 07:56 Part I: Confusion Of Power Between Maximus, Balbinus And Gordianus 04:32 Part I: Philip - A Period Of Games 06:02 Part I: Decius And The Appearance Of The Goths 03:01 Part I: Hostilianus And Gallus 09:05 Part I: Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus - An Empire Oppressed 03:35 Part I: Claudius - The First Of The Restorers Of The Roman World 11:45 Part I: Aurelian - Four Years Of Memorable Achievement 10:49 Part I: Zenobia Fights Back - The Fate Of The East Is Decided 06:01 Part I: The Death Of Aurelian And The Accession Of Tacitus 07:47 Part I: Probus And The Deliverance Of Gaul And 70 German Cities 03:29 Part I: Carus, Numerian And Carinus - Soft, Cruel, Devoted To Pleasure Yet Destitute Of Taste 07:46 The Illustrious Reign Of Diocletian And Maximian 08:33 Part I: The End Of Rome As The Capital Of The Empire 03:12 Part I: The Abdication Of Diocletian 05:28 Part I: Two New Augusti - Constantius And Galerius 07:57 Part I: The Elevation Of Constantine And A Time Of Confusion 06:21 Part I: The Final Battle Between Constantine And Maxentius 05:13 Part I: Constantine Overwhelms Licinius, A Victory Which Leads To The Foundation Of Constantinople 19:36 Part I: A Candid But Rational Inquiry Into The Progress And Establishment Of Christianity Under The Roman Em 02:57 Part I: A Dark And Unjust Record Righted 11:07 Part I: Nero - Mistakenly Judged One Of History's Most Vilified Figures 13:00 Part I: Protection For The Christians 04:21 Part I: Diocletian Introduces Systematic Repression 10:22 Part I: Gibbon's Conclusions On The Roman Persecution Of The Christians 11:41 Part I: Constantine - A New Capital But A Fatal Flaw In Defence 06:20 Part I: The Petty Abuse Of Power And Local Tyrannies 03:54 Part I: Asiatic Pomp And A Gradual Decline 08:20 Part I: Constantius, Gallus And The Eunuchs 09:12 Part I: Julian, A Caesar Of Very Different Ilk 09:37 Part I: The Establishment Of Christianity 12:35 Part I: The Rise In Popularity Of Julian 05:25 Part I: The Road To Civil War 13:34 Part I: Julian Assumes Supreme Power ▶ Listen now for free (provided by Deezer Gratis)
Edward Gibbon : The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part II (Abridged)
by Neville Jason
Length: 7:09 h
01:41 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II: Odacer, The First Barbarian King Of Rome-AD 476 02:08 Part II: The Visigoths Rule All The Roman Conquests West Of The Alps 10:51 Part II: Clovis Establishes The French Monarchy In Gaul 09:29 Part II: The Struggle Of Britain 05:22 Part II: 'The Decline Of Rome Was The Natural And Inevitable Effect Of Immoderate Greatness' 09:53 Part II: Theodoric The Ostrogoth 04:08 Part II: Theodoric...'Sheathed His Sword InThe Pride And Vigour Of His Age' 14:46 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II: Justinian Ascends The Byzantine Throne, AD 527, And Shares Supreme Power With T 12:36 Part II: Belisarius, A Loyal Proved Commander 13:53 Part II: Belisarius, Cursed In Love In His Marriage to Antonina 10:12 Part II: The Gothic Courage Revives 07:49 Part II: The Games Of Antiquity - The Struggle Of The Green And The Blue Factions 10:28 Part II: The Festival Of The Ides Of January In The Fifth Year Of Justinian's Reign 08:10 Part II: The End Of Belisarius 09:00 Part II: The New Emperor - Justin, Nephew Of Justinian 03:32 Part II: The Virtues And Merits Of Tiberius 07:51 Part II: The Emperor Maurice 10:59 Part II: The Fate Of Rome At The Close Of The Sixth Century And The Rise Of Pope Gregory The First 10:35 Part II: Maurice Abdicates And Is Succeeded By Phocas 13:21 Part II: The Victory Of Heraclius Against The Persians 07:47 Part II: A Melancholy Task 07:48 Part II: Martina, Constantine III, Constans II, Justinian II - In Quick Succession 08:00 Part II: Justinian Returns With Vengance 04:33 Part II: Leo IV, The Son Of The Fifth Constantine, And Father Of The Sixth 13:27 Part II: Leo V And Michael II, Michael III 07:49 Part II: Basil The Macedonian, Leo VI, Constantine, John Zimisces 06:45 Part II: The Rise Of The Comnenian Dynasty 04:43 Part II: Manuel I Reigns For 37 Years 10:20 Part II: Andronicus Rules, Firstly From Behind The Emperor, And Then With The Sceptre 05:23 Part II: Six Hundred Years Filled With Sixty Emperors 02:59 Part II: The Rise Of Islam 09:22 Part II: The Concept Of The Holy War 05:41 Part II: A Sinful And A Fanatic World 07:02 Part II: The Departure Of The Pilgrims 08:07 Part II: The Effect Of The Crusades 06:49 Part II: The Palaelogi Dynasty Of The Early 14th Century 09:05 Part II: The Rise Of Genghis Khan And The Mongol Empire In The East 04:31 Part II: The Mongol Invasion Of The West 07:47 Part II: The Rise Of Timour - Tamerline 11:53 Part II: Timour Turns His Eyes Towards The Ottomans 03:36 Part II: 1422 - Constantinpole Once More Under Siege By Turkish Armies 04:45 Part II: Mohammed II, 'The Great Destroyer' And The Final Act Of The Byzantine Empire 03:02 Part II: The Response Of Christendom 04:31 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part II: A City Of 13 Miles Defended By 8,000 Soldiers 06:48 Part II: The Great Cannon Of Mohammed 07:03 Part II: A Siege Of 40 Days, Breaches On All Sides 08:37 Part II: 29th May 1453 06:02 Part II: Fleeing To The Church Of St Sophia 06:20 Part II: The Legitimate Reward Of The Conqueror 02:41 Part II: The Fate Of Constantine 04:17 Part II: The Incomparable Position, A New Future ▶ Listen now for free (provided by Deezer Gratis)
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