Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

ISBN-10: 0375758119

ISBN-13: 9780375758119

Edition: 2003

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1312
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

A prolific writer, Daniel Boorstin is the author of numerous scholarly and popular works in American Studies. Born in Georgia and raised in Oklahoma, Boorstin received degrees from Harvard and Yale universities and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he has been visiting professor of American History at the Universities of Rome, Puerto Rico, Kyoto, and Geneva. He was the first incumbent of the chair of American History at the Sorbonne and Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge. He taught at the University of Chicago for 25 years. In 1959 Columbia University awarded him its Bancroft Prize for The Americans: The Colonial Experience (1958), the first volume of his trilogy titled The Americans. In 1966 he received the Francis Parkman Award for the second volume, The Americans: The National Experience (1965), and in 1974 he received the Pulitzer Prize for the third volume, The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1973). Many of Boorstin's books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and various European languages. In 1969 Boorstin became director of the National Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1973 he became senior historian at the Smithsonian. Boorstin was appointed Librarian of Congress in 1975 and served in that position with distinction for 12 years, becoming Librarian Emeritus in 1987.

List of Maps and Illustrations
Critical Foreword
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Preface of the Author
The Extent of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines
Of the Internal Prosperity of the Roman Empire in the Age of the Antonines
The Constitution in the Age of the Antonines
The Cruelty, Follies, and Murder of Commodus
Sale of the Empire to Didius Julianus
Death of Severus, Tyranny of Caracalla, Usurpation of Macrinus
Tyranny of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death of Maximin
State of Persia and Restoration of the Monarchy
State of Germany Until the Barbarians
Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus
Reign of Claudius, Defeat of the Goths
Reigns of Tacitus, Probus, Carus, and His Sons
Reign of Diocletian and His Three Associates
Six Emperors at the Same Time, Reunion of the Empire
Progress of the Christian Religion
Conduct Towards the Christians, from Nero to Constantine
Foundation of Constantinople
Character of Constantine and His Sons
Constantius Sole Emperor
Conversion of Constantine
Persecution of Heresy, State of the Church
Julian Declared Emperor
Reign of Julian
The Retreat and Death of Julian
Reigns of Jovian and Valentinian, Division of the Empire
Progress of the Huns
Civil Wars, Reign of Theodosius
Destruction of Paganism
Division of Roman Empire Between Sons of Theodosius
Revolt of the Goths
Invasion of Italy, Occupation of Territories by Barbarians
Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II
Conquest of Africa by the Vandals
Invasion by Attila
Total Extinction of the Western Empire
Conversion of the Barbarians to Christianity
Reign of Clovis
Gothic Kingdom of Italy
Reign of Justinian
Conquests of Justinian, Character of Belisarius
State of the Barbaric World
Last Victory and Death of Belisarius, Death of Justinian
Idea of the Roman Jurisprudence
State of Italy Under the Lombards
Troubles in Persia
Ecclesiastical Discord
Succession and Characters of the Greek Emperors
Conquest of Italy by the Franks
Description of Arabia and Its Inhabitants
Conquests by the Arabs
More Conquests by the Arabs
Fate of the Eastern Empire
Origin and Doctrine of the Paulicians
The Bulgarians, the Hungarians, and the Russians
The Saracens, the Franks, and the Normans
The Turks
The First Crusade
The Crusades
The Fourth Crusade
Partition of the Empire by the French and Venetians
Greek Emperors of Nice and Constantinople
Civil Wars and the Ruin of the Greek Empire
Moguls, Ottoman Turks
Timour or Tamerlane
Union of the Greek and Latin Churches
Schism of the Greeks and Latins
Reign of Mohammed the Second, Extinction of Eastern Empire
State of Rome from the Twelfth Century
Final Settlement of the Ecclesiastical State
Prospect of the Ruins of Rome in the Fifteenth Century
Table of Roman Emperors
A Note on the Illustrations
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