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Decline and Fall of Rome [Reading] ➹ Decline and Fall of Rome By Thomas F. Madden – Even millennia after its fall the grand expanse of Roman achievement continues to affect not only American society but the entire world as well What caused a civilization of such accomplishments to di Even millennia after Fall of PDF ☆ its fall the grand expanse of Roman achievement continues to affect not only American society but the entire world as well What caused Decline and ePUB Ò a civilization of such accomplishments to disintegrate In this informative and lively series of lectures renowned history professor Thomas F Madden serves as the ultimate guide through and Fall of ePUB ✓ the fall of ancient Rome Professor Madden correlates the principles of Roman conduct— both governmental and military—that would forever change the world Rome was an empire unlike the world had ever seen and one that will likely never be duplicated Peopled with personages of great distinction and even greater ambition at once notable for humanity’s great promise and flawed nature the Roman Empire contributed many of history’s proudest advancements Here Professor Madden invites audiences to explore all the grandeur of this fallen empire Lecture The Decline and Fall of WhatLecture The Sick RepublicLecture The Augustan RevolutionLecture The Julio Claudian EmperorsLecture Instability and WarLecture Order Restored The Five Good Emperors –Lecture Military DictatorshipLecture The Spreading Anarchy –Lecture Diocletian and the Reform of EmpireLecture Constantine and the Conversion of EmpireLecture The New Threat of HeresyLecture Theodosius and His SuccessorsLecture The Fall of RomeLecture Rome After Rome.

10 thoughts on “Decline and Fall of Rome

  1. Jim Jim says:

    This was the second Modern Scholar set that I've listened to after Rethinking Our Past Recognizing Facts Fictions And Lies In American History While this one was still very informative I was not as impressed with it Covering six centuries worth of Roman history in about 8 hours was always going to be a tough task but Madden tosses so many names and dates at the listener especially during the third century when overthrowing the Emperor was practically a national sport that his theories on the actual causes of the fall get kind of buried under this avalanche of information In the end I felt like I had listened to a well told timeline of Western Roman history and I definitely learned some interesting things not least of which was some great stuff on the early history of the Catholic church But as far as the cause of Rome's fall is concerned which is supposed to be the whole point of the course I don't feel that much enlightened than I did before

  2. Mike Mike says:

    Wow Thomas Madden has done it again His Modern Scholar series of historical courses never fails to reward and neither does this one I've taken two courses on Roman history and they usually focus on the highlights of the rise the Republic the Punic Wars the civil wars the Augustan era and fall the five Good Emperors Domitian Constantine ending with the deposition of Romulus Augustulus in the west But the end of this system and the transition to the dark ages has always fascinated me Madden begins with a brief gloss on the Republic mentions Marius Sulla Pompey and Julius Caesar and the civil wars before finally discussing the Augustan revolution the problem of choosing an Emperor and a successor the way that problem is solved while lighting on important emperor's and religious developments along the way His recounting emphasizes that there was no bright line between the Roman empire in the west and the lack thereof but explains the gradual fading away of the system as it changes over time Brilliantly done with an excellent narrative thread throughout I've also taken Madden's course on the Byzantine empire and would highly recommend that as well

  3. Julie Julie says:

    This was a good overview of the Roman Empire from its height to its decline Definitely worthwhile to listen to but there were a few disappointments In the end I still didn't feel like I understood exactly what caused the fall of an amazing and impressive empire And the other negative comment was that I felt this lecturer was not that smooth Lots of pauses and ums so much so that it became a distraction Definitely not the best series of lectures and some of the talks seemed disorganized Still highly recommended if you want to bone up on Roman history

  4. Kai Tinley Kai Tinley says:

    I listened to this in preparation for tackling Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Good basic course from Augustus to the end of the Roman emperors in the West Clearly presented easy to follow Fulfilled everything I expected from a course like this

  5. Karen Karen says:

    Thomas F Madden presents a fulsome account of the Decline and Fall of Rome delineating the events and personages whose impacts played a part in the disintegration of this singular civilization He begins with an explanation of the falls of Rome and the timelines The complete time is 27 BC through 1453 AD The first fall in 27 BC occurs when the military strongmen later known as emperors overturned the Roman Republic The second fall occurred in 476 A D as is the fall of Rome in the West which included the deposition of the final emperor of Rome This is the Fall of Rome that many think of when the think of the Fall of the Rome The final fall occurs in 1453 and is actually the fall of the Roman state Professor Madden explores the creation of the First Triumvirate which included Julius Caesar Pompey and Crassus which fell apart when Caesar was murdered on the steps of the Senate Further along the way in this tangled struggle for power there are many wars notable rulers include the five good emperors or Trajan Domitian Hadrian Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Illuminating and jaw dropping the listener will come to understand some of the parallels that exists in American culture and will see why comparisons between the two are relevant today

  6. Grace Of Liddle Grace Of Liddle says:

    Audiobook Lecture series read by the authorprofessor Excellent coverage nicely presented and engaging Really enjoyed this one and am on to the Byzantine era next

  7. Robert Hopkins Robert Hopkins says:

    Another great modern scholar series This was a great bird’s eye view of the Roman history which makes me want to dig a little deeper Always a good sign after taking one of these courses

  8. James James says:

    This audiobook is part of the “Modern Scholar Series” each of whose entries contains a course’s worth of undergraduate lectures by a university professor On the continuum between economic determinism and the “great man” theory of history Madden leans toward the latter Though he acknowledges the economic factors in Rome’s decline his lectures are organized around the lives of Rome’s leaders and the power struggles that raised them up—or put them down In the course of the lectures I was surprised to learn a number of things For one thing the time of Rome’s fall is a matter of definition Does the fall refer to the death of Roman Republic decades before the Year 1? Does it refer to the collapse of the entire Roman Empire—the fall of the Eastern half in the 1400’s? Or does it refer to the collapse of the Western half of the Empire in 480? Madden opts for the latter definition noting that Byzantium the empire’s eastern half is a distinct subject of study among most historians Another strange reality The Republic and the Empire were both plagued by civil wars owing to inadeuate political means to ensure succession At one point in Rome’s decline when rival leaders vied for power with their respective armies it became customary for the losing army to join forces with the winning army and so select the next emperor At this point I felt grateful for the US Constitution The scariest part of the lectures revealed that as the Western Empire declined most Roman citizens didn’t seem to notice When the Roman Republic died the emperors were careful to maintain the fiction of senatorial leadership Senators who rubber stamped their emperors’ decisions were still revered even after the Republic became a de facto nonentity And when the Western half of the Roman Empire collapsed many denizens of the politically fractured landscape still considered themselves and were considered to be Roman citizens Those who think that people would notice if America declined should think again The lectures offer too much about the Fall of Rome to recount here Madden is a good speaker as well as a good scholar so I recommend this recording

  9. Eric Eric says:

    Notes to self after reading 378 Rome is sacked This is a defining moment in the Fall of the Roman Empire First time Rome had been sacked in 8 centuries Entire population of the empire knew of it within days 476 Rome officially falls Barbarians Vandals and Goethes invade due to population pressures over time Empire spanned between 800 and 900 years from 400 BC to 476 AD in three stagesstarts as a Republic The republic falls into a emperorship led by Julius Caesar around the birth of Christ He wanted to restore the republic by playing the role of emperor which he acknowledges is a position that does not legally exist Rome expands its empire to Britain and north africa and as far west as syria Eastern and western parts of the empire Rome and Constantinople are capitals After Rome falls Constantinople is remains capital of the eastern half of empire later called the Byzantine Empire for another 1000 years A plague wipes out half of Constantinople in the 5th century Rome always needed a clear heir to the throne to remain stable When no clear heirs military usually ruled For much of the 4th century Rome was a military dictatorship Emperorers were always raising the pay of the soldiers and military to buy their allegiance This led to debasement of the currency although inflation is not discussed as a primary reason for the fallAs I reflect on this lecture its hard to do this subject justice in 8 hours There are so many circumstances and emperors he really just tries to make a few main points about each one as he touches on all of them seuencially although he does spend considerable time on Caesar Augustus Constantine and Diacletian It sounds like Rome fell due to invaders There is very little discussion of currency debasement and inflation

  10. Mark Mark says:

    Good overview of Decline of the Roman Republic with the arrival of the CaesarEmperors and the Roman Empire the Western oneI'm enjoying the historyNice summary history Gives a balanced perspective attempts to avoid the typical what part of this applies to modern society which is both utilitarian and less emotionally engaging

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