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Many people ask why the Roman Empire ended, according to the historian, Gibbon, the question should be how did it last.

Classical Discourse and the Decline and Fall of Empires

The Romans weathered a Germanic uprising in the late fourth century, but in the Visigoth King Alaric successfully sacked the city of Rome. Finally, in , the Germanic leader Odoacer staged a revolt and deposed the Emperor Romulus Augustulus. From then on, no Roman emperor would ever again rule from a post in Italy, leading many to cite as the year the Western Empire suffered its deathblow. Even as Rome was under attack from outside forces, it was also crumbling from within thanks to a severe financial crisis. Constant wars and overspending had significantly lightened imperial coffers, and oppressive taxation and inflation had widened the gap between rich and poor.

8 Reasons Why Rome Fell

Indiana University. The Fall of Rome. After AD , the Roman empire became geographically smaller and smaller, and by the year , western Europe had dropped out completely, fragmented into many smaller kingdoms. For at least years, people have been fascinated by the "fall of Rome", and have blamed it on a variety of causes. In this class, we will look at what is meant by the term "fall of Rome", and will then consider some of the theories, both ancient and modern, proposed to explain it.

Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon , born May 8 [April 27, Old Style], , Putney, Surrey , England—died January 16, , London , English rationalist historian and scholar best known as the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire —88 , a continuous narrative from the 2nd century ce to the fall of Constantinople in He married Judith, a daughter of James Porten, whose family had originated in Germany. Edward, too, had independent means throughout his life.

It was an exploration of the rise and fall of 28 different civilisations. He was right in some respects: civilisations are often responsible for their own decline. However, their self-destruction is usually assisted.

It traces Western civilization as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The six volumes cover the history, from 98 to , of the Roman Empire , the history of early Christianity and then of the Roman State Church , and the history of Europe, and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire among other things. Gibbon offers an explanation for the fall of the Roman Empire , a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to attempt it. According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume III

The most celebrated history book in the English language has its own famous founding myth:. Edward Gibbon almost certainly contrived this fanciful recollection, but the scholarship that went into his Decline and Fall still stands, like a timeless Roman ruin: majestic, elegant and even sublime. In so doing, Gibbon traces the intimate and profound connection of the ancient world to his own, more modern time, linking more or less explicitly the age of the Enlightenment to the age of Rome. Decline and Fall is a cathedral of words and opinions: sonorous, awe-inspiring and shadowy, with odd and unexpected corners of wit and irony, concealed in well-judged footnotes. For example, in chapter VII on Gordian, he writes:. His literary productions were by no means contemptible. Gibbon famously blamed Christianity for the disintegration of the Roman empire:.

His immensely popular opus became a historical classic before his eyes and stood as a key element in understandings of empire in antiquity from the publication of the first volume in , through the remainder of our period. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. This service is more advanced with JavaScript available.

I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all…. I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes. He is considered the greatest English Enlightenment historian on the basis of his masterpiece, The Decline and… More about Edward Gibbon. Find books coming soon in

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