Books that Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Books that Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

2017

In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall's themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you've read the book before or never knew where to...

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In This Series

The Greatness of Gibbon's Decline and Fall
Episode 1
The Greatness of Gibbon's Decline and Fall
The Making of Gibbon the Historian
Episode 2
The Making of Gibbon the Historian
The Empire at Its Beginning
Episode 3
The Empire at Its Beginning
The Theory and Practice of History
Episode 4
The Theory and Practice of History
The Golden Age of the Antonines
Episode 5
The Golden Age of the Antonines
The Hidden Poison Begins to Work
Episode 6
The Hidden Poison Begins to Work
Diocletian and the Triumph of Constantine
Episode 7
Diocletian and the Triumph of Constantine
Enlightenment Skepticism
Episode 8
Enlightenment Skepticism
The Rise of Christianity
Episode 9
The Rise of Christianity
Constantine and Athanasius
Episode 10
Constantine and Athanasius
Julian and the Return to Paganism
Episode 11
Julian and the Return to Paganism
Barbarian Advances and Theodosius
Episode 12
Barbarian Advances and Theodosius
East and West Divided
Episode 13
East and West Divided
Huns and Vandals
Episode 14
Huns and Vandals
Theodoric and Justinian
Episode 15
Theodoric and Justinian
The Breakup of the Empire
Episode 16
The Breakup of the Empire
The Byzantine Empire and Charlemagne
Episode 17
The Byzantine Empire and Charlemagne
The Rise of Islam
Episode 18
The Rise of Islam
The Byzantine Empire in the 10th Century
Episode 19
The Byzantine Empire in the 10th Century
The Crusades
Episode 20
The Crusades
Genghis Khan and Tamerlane
Episode 21
Genghis Khan and Tamerlane
The Fall of Constantinople
Episode 22
The Fall of Constantinople
The End of Gibbon’s Work
Episode 23
The End of Gibbon’s Work
Decline and Fall in Modern Perspective
Episode 24
Decline and Fall in Modern Perspective