The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 5 (Unabridged)

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In Volume V (Chapters XLVII-LVI), Edward Gibbon further explores the influence of Christianity on the fall of the Roman Empire. He looks at the growth of the worship of Christian images and the resulting persecution by Leo III, emperor of the East. The conflict is intensified as a split develops between the Eastern and Western churches, a weakness that encourages attacks from Lombardy. Gibbon then moves to the foundation of the Moslem religion and the attempts by the Arabs to besiege Constantinople.]
Item number NA0129
Barcode 9781843797197
Release date 9/1/2014
Category Spoken Word
Number of units 21
Non-Classical Artist Timson, David
Disc: 1
1 Chapter 47 00:07:38
2 Yet in the insufficient creed of the Nazarenes… 00:12:03
3 III. Such were the fleeting shadows of the Docetes 00:09:28
4 V. The grovelling Ebionite and the fantastic Docet 00:10:36
5 Such honours might incite the faithful to combat a 00:09:46
6 It was the duty of Cyril to enlighten the zeal and 00:09:48
7 His throne was distant and inaccessible… 00:09:46
8 Secluded from the church and from the world… 00:09:59
Disc: 2
1 A quarter of a mile from the Thracian Bosphorus… 00:11:17
2 The disorders of thirty years at length produced… 00:11:36
3 Justinian has been already seen in the various lig 00:10:03
4 With these sentiments, it was incumbent on him… 00:09:44
5 The faculties of sense and reason are least capabl 00:10:38
6 Armenia and Abyssinia were infected by the speech… 00:10:47
7 The desire of gaining souls for God… 00:07:34
8 When the Portuguese first opened the navigation… 00:07:12
Disc: 3
1 In this spiritual distress the expiring faction… 00:09:58
2 IV. Since the age of Constantine… 00:09:54
3 A more important conquest still remained… 00:08:33
4 Christianity was more deeply rooted in the Abyssin 00:10:29
5 Chapter 48 00:09:23
6 After this foundation of Byzantine history… 00:11:30
7 We shall imagine ourselves transported… 00:10:42
8 On the edge of the Scythian wilderness… 00:08:05
Disc: 4
1 Between the fall of the Heraclian and the rise… 00:10:11
2 Leo the Fourth, the son of the fifth and the fathe 00:10:19
3 Many tyrants have reigned undoubtedly more crimina 00:10:34
4 The character of Theophilus is a rare example… 00:10:11
5 The unnatural lusts which had degraded even the ma 00:09:58
6 Yet under his reign the Roman arms were again form 00:09:43
7 The succeeding years of the minority of Constantin 00:09:18
8 Yet he imposed on a holy patriarch… 00:09:14
Disc: 5
1 Of such a character, in such an age… 00:10:23
2 The soldiers had served with reluctant loyalty… 00:09:44
3 John Comnenus, the brother of the emperor Isaac… 00:09:31
4 It was the wish of Irene to supplant the eldest… 00:08:40
5 The story of his exploits, which appear as a model 00:09:13
6 At length he found the moment and the means… 00:09:00
7 The patriarch laboured with honest zeal to heal th 00:08:29
8 With the dawn of day the city burst into a general 00:09:34
9 Chapter 49 00:04:25
Disc: 6
1 But a memorial more interesting than the skull… 00:11:22
2 The worship of images had stolen into the church… 00:11:16
3 The scandal of an abstract heresy… 00:09:24
4 Two original epistles, from Gregory the Second… 00:10:20
5 To punish this flagitious deed… 00:11:43
6 In his distress the first Gregory had implored the 00:10:53
7 II. In the change of manners and language… 00:07:13
8 But in the rigid interpretation of the laws… 00:06:56
Disc: 7
1 The emperors and the Romans were incapable… 00:10:08
2 After the death of Theophilus the final victory… 00:10:04
3 From his prison he escaped to the Vatican… 00:09:41
4 The union and stability of his empire… 00:09:56
5 V. He retaliated on the Avars, or Huns of Pannonia 00:10:29
6 Otho was of the noble race of the dukes of Saxony… 00:10:10
7 Otho the First imposed a treaty on the senate… 00:09:46
8 The alarum-bell rang to arms in every quarter… 00:09:15
Disc: 8
1 Ambitious of restoring the splendour of the purple 00:11:04
2 It is in the fourteenth century that we may view… 00:08:18
3 Chapter 50 00:10:54
4 Arabia, in the opinion of the naturalist, is the g 00:09:01
5 The perpetual independence of the Arabs has been t 00:11:28
6 In the study of nations and men we may observe… 00:10:12
7 The ferocious Bedoweens, the terror of the desert… 00:08:48
8 From Japan to Peru, the use of sacrifice has unive 00:09:40
Disc: 9
1 The base and plebeian origin of Mohammed… 00:09:50
2 He compares the nations and the religions of the e 00:09:34
3 The God of nature has written his existence on all 00:12:04
4 The mission of the ancient prophets, of Moses and 00:09:58
5 II. The voluntary penance of the ascetics… 00:09:25
6 With the two simple elements of darkness and fire… 00:10:33
7 The people of Mecca were hardened in their unbelie 00:10:03
8 From his establishment at Medina, Mohammed assumed 00:08:00
Disc: 10
1 From all sides the roving Arabs were allured… 00:09:26
2 The choice of Jerusalem for the first kebla of pra 00:10:39
3 The conquest of Mecca determined the faith and obe 00:10:40
4 Till the age of sixty-three years, the strength of 00:10:53
5 The injustice of Mecca and the choice of Medina… 00:10:44
6 In the largest indulgence of polygamy… 00:09:36
7 The mischiefs that flow from the contests of ambit 00:08:22
8 After this victory, which was styled the Day of th 00:08:56
Disc: 11
1 He traversed the desert of Arabia… 00:10:41
2 The talents of Mohammed are entitled to our applau 00:08:26
3 Chapter 51 00:10:02
4 In the victorious days of the Roman republic… 00:08:49
5 The indignation and fears of the Persians… 00:10:35
6 In every age the foundation and ruin… 00:10:19
7 After the fall of the Persian kingdom… 00:08:26
8 One of the fifteen provinces of Syria, the cultiva 00:12:02
Disc: 12
1 In the presence of both armies a venerable Greek a 00:10:48
2 The hungry and cruel Arabs would have obeyed… 00:01:57
3 Syria, one of the countries that have been improve 00:09:36
4 The exhortation of the generals was brief and forc 00:09:46
5 To achieve what yet remained of the Syrian war… 00:10:58
6 The sieges and battles of six campaigns… 00:08:42
7 III. The conquest of Egypt may be explained… 00:10:16
8 Yet the Arabs, after a glorious and profitable ent 00:07:17
Disc: 13
1 The efforts of the Arabs were not inadequate… 00:10:04
2 A more destructive zeal may perhaps be attributed… 00:11:13
3 Our reason must be startled by these extravagant a 00:09:59
4 On a sudden the charge was sounded… 00:09:58
5 It had been the frequent practice of the Moorish t 00:09:50
6 Such is the tale of the modern Arabians. 00:11:12
7 Before Musa would trust an army of the faithful… 00:07:36
8 Count Julian had plunged so deep into guilt and in 00:08:39
Disc: 14
1 In the midway between Merida and Toledo… 00:09:34
2 The resentment of the caliph might have been satia 00:07:45
3 The wars of the Moslems were sanctified by the pro 00:09:57
4 The Northern coast of Africa is the only land… 00:12:56
5 Chapter 52 00:08:11
6 The event of the siege revived, both in the East a 00:10:45
7 The brother of Moslemah was succeeded by a kinsman 00:11:36
8 Constantinople and the Greek fire might exclude th 00:07:32
Disc: 15
1 A victorious line of march had been prolonged… 00:09:03
2 The loss of an army, or a province… 00:08:49
3 Yet the thousands who were swept away by the sword 00:11:57
4 In a private condition our desires are perpetually 00:10:16
5 In the libraries of the Arabians, as in those of E 00:10:22
6 But the Moslems deprived themselves of the princip 00:11:28
7 Under the reign of Almamon at Bagdad… 00:08:08
8 In the sufferings of prostrate Italy… 00:09:25
Disc: 16
1 The emperor Theophilus, son of Michael the Stammer 00:08:20
2 With Motassem, the eighth of the Abbassides… 00:10:59
3 The third and most obvious cause was the weight an 00:10:02
4 Under the mask of piety, the rigid followers of Ha 00:07:23
5 The sieges of Mopsuestia and Tarsus, In Cilicia… 00:08:12
6 Chapter 53 00:10:18
7 After the final division between the sons of Theod 00:10:22
8 In the time of Constantine Porphyrogenitus they ha 00:13:54
Disc: 17
1 But the toil and treasure of so many ages… 00:09:25
2 But in every monarchy the substantial powers of go 00:10:25
3 In his regular or extraordinary processions… 00:09:17
4 The example of maternal incontinence was copied… 00:11:15
5 The principles of maritime tactics had not undergo 00:08:32
6 These scruples of the Greeks have been compared… 00:10:00
7 A nation endowed with such high and intrepid spiri 00:10:18
8 In the ninth century we trace the first dawnings… 00:09:14
Disc: 18
1 In the revolution of ten centuries, not a single d 00:06:17
2 Chapter 54 00:09:23
3 Of the ecclesiastical chain, many links had been b 00:11:50
4 The most furious and desperate of rebels… 00:10:16
5 Alexius dissembled till the moment of revenge… 00:09:33
6 A philosopher, who calculates the degree of their 00:11:22
7 Chapter 55 00:10:45
8 The glory of the Bulgarians was confined… 00:09:49
Disc: 19
1 From this primitive country they were driven to th 00:11:32
2 After a long pilgrimage of flight or victory… 00:10:07
3 The Hungarians were expected in the front… 00:10:18
4 In the tenth century the geography of Scythia… 00:09:40
5 The Greek appellation of monoxyla, or single canoe 00:11:32
6 Nicephorus could no longer expel the mischief… 00:07:02
7 In the sacrament of baptism she received the vener 00:10:04
8 Chapter 56 00:09:14
Disc: 20
1 On that day the scale of war was turned against th 00:08:51
2 The establishment of the Normans in the kingdoms o 00:10:23
3 Above twenty years after the first emigration… 00:09:54
4 A harder trial was reserved for the valour of Coun 00:09:26
5 As the genius of Robert expanded with his fortune… 00:10:15
6 Roger, the twelfth and last of the sons of Tancred 00:12:12
7 At the mouth of the Adriatic Gulf… 00:07:00
8 The enumeration of provinces recalls a sad compari 00:08:25
Disc: 21
1 It is more than probable that Guiscard was not aff 00:09:51
2 The ruins of the Septizonium were still defended… 00:10:22
3 Of human life, the most glorious or humble prospec 00:10:28
4 Since the decease of Robert Guiscard… 00:09:26
5 The pride of Manuel disdained and rejected… 00:10:15
6 The youth, innocence, and beauty of William the Se 00:09:21
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