• Title: The Transformation of the Roman World: Gibbon's Problem After Two Centuries
  • Author: Lynn Townsend White Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780520013346
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Transformation of the Roman World Gibbon s Problem After Two Centuries PrefaceIntroduction Gibbon the Enlightenment Andrew LosskyThe crisis of the third century Mortimer Chambers The impact of Christianity Gerhart B LadnerHellas resurgent Speros Vryonis JrAutonomy versus
    PrefaceIntroduction Gibbon the Enlightenment Andrew LosskyThe crisis of the third century Mortimer Chambers The impact of Christianity Gerhart B LadnerHellas resurgent Speros Vryonis JrAutonomy versus unity in the Christian East Miriam LichtheimIslam the problem of changing perspective G.E von GrunebaumTwilight in the West C Warren HollisterThe continuityPrefaceIntroduction Gibbon the Enlightenment Andrew LosskyThe crisis of the third century Mortimer Chambers The impact of Christianity Gerhart B LadnerHellas resurgent Speros Vryonis JrAutonomy versus unity in the Christian East Miriam LichtheimIslam the problem of changing perspective G.E von GrunebaumTwilight in the West C Warren HollisterThe continuity preservation of the Latin tradition Philip LevineCelt Teuton Jeffrey B RussellMutations in art Albert HoxieConclusion The Temple of Jupiter revisited Lynn White JrIndex

    One Reply to “The Transformation of the Roman World: Gibbon's Problem After Two Centuries”

    1. The general themes of this collection of essays are two: First, and most generally, the transition from Roman antiquity to the Middle Ages. Second, Gibbon's treatment of this subject in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. While some of the essays treat Gibbon's views extensively, others barely mention him.Personally, I was most interested in the opinions of the various authors as regards Gibbon's opinion of the role, for good or ill, of Christianity. He's notable for assigning to collapse [...]

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