Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1441170367

Category: History

Page: 176

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This series is intended to attract a new generation of readers to some of the greatest narrative history ever written. Each volume will include substantial extracts from a major work of history prefaced by a major new essay by a modern authority. Attractively designed, the series sets out to demonstrate the extraordinary tradition that exists of great history writing in the English language. The books are aimed at the intelligent general reader as well as students of history at all levels. In this volume is extracted the celebrated chapters 15 and 16 of Gibbon's Decline and Fall along with an extract from Gibbon's Vindication, in which he seeks to defend his interpretation of Christianity. Other titles in the series include: Macauley's History of England, Introduced by John Burrow J.A.Froude's Mary Tudor, Introduced by Eamon Duffy W.H.Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico, Introduced by JH Elliott
Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Tom Holland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This series is intended to attract a new generation of readers to some of the greatest narrative history ever written. Each volume will include substantial extracts from a major work of history prefaced by a major new essay by a modern authority. Attractively designed, the series sets out to demonstrate
The French Language and British Literature, 1756-1830
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Marcus Tomalin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-31 - Publisher: Routledge

From the 1750s to the 1830s, numerous British intellectuals, novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, translators, educationalists, politicians, businessmen, travel writers, and philosophers brooded about the merits and demerits of the French language. The decades under consideration encompass a particularly tumultuous period in Anglo-French relations that witnessed the Seven Years' War (1756-1763),
Starting with Derrida
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Sean Gaston
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: A&C Black

This is an important new introduction to Derrida, offering a brand new reading of his key works through an examination of his relationship with Plato and Aristotle.
The Impossible Mourning of Jacques Derrida
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Sean Gaston
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

At the time of his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida was arguably the most influential and the most controversial thinker in contemporary philosophy. But how does one respond to the death of Jacques Derrida? How does one mourn for Derrida, who spent thirty years warning of the dangers of mourning,
The Modern Cultural Myth of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Jonathan Theodore
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-13 - Publisher: Springer

This book investigates the ‘decline and fall’ of Rome as perceived and imagined in aspects of British and American culture and thought from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries. It explores the ways in which writers, filmmakers and the media have conceptualized this process and the parallels they