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This 6th and ultimate quantity in John Pocock's acclaimed series of works on Barbarism and faith examines Volumes II and III of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, sporting Gibbon's narrative to the top of empire within the west. It makes basic assertions: first, that this is often in fact a mosaic of narratives, written on different premises and not totally synthesized with each other; and moment, that those chapters assert a growth of either barbarism and faith from east to west, leaving a lot historical past in the back of as they accomplish that. The significance of Barbarism and faith is already obvious. Barbarism: Triumph within the West represents the fruits of a impressive try and detect and current what Gibbon was once asserting, what he intended via it, and why he acknowledged it within the ways in which he did, in addition to an extraordinary contribution to the historiography of Enlightened Europe

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36 By choosing Byzantium to replace Nicomedia, Constantine initiated a process by which an eastern capital became a centre of empire, but that was far from complete in the age of the Codex and the Notitia, when decrees were still issued by emperors from Trier, Milan or Sirmium; and Gibbon’s identification of the bureaucracy these texts describe with Constantinople and the empire we call ‘Byzantine’ 32 36 Above, p. 16. i, pp. 387–8. 33 i, pp. 602–3. 34 i, p. 390. 35 Above, p. 15, n. 6. Constantinople: a new city and a new history 23 looks forward to a future history in which it would have vanished from the west.

As these and their subordinates are listed, there appears alongside them a tabulation of military dignitates, headed by magistri militum, who may be divided into magistri peditum and equitum and into holders of these commands in oriente and occidente. Gibbon leaves no doubt that this marks a revolutionary change from the system inherited from the republic by the Augustan principate. 75 pp. 616–17. 76 Godefroy, tom. i (1736), Prolegomena, p. ccxiii. Constantinople: a new city and a new history 33 The influence of the revenue, the authority of law, and the command of a military force, concurred to render [the] power [of provincial governors] supreme and absolute; and whenever they were tempted to violate their allegiance, the loyal province which they involved in their rebellion was scarcely sensible of any change in its political state.

607–8. 67 p. 609. His remark (p. 27, above) that ‘distinctions of personal merit’ are ‘feeble and obscure under a monarchy’ probably applies to the Rome of Tarquin or Tiberius, rather than to the parliamentary monarchy of George III. Whether he would have agreed that the latter was a crowned republic is less clear. I of course borrow this word from Quentin Skinner. Constantinople: a new city and a new history 31 the Orient recurs – they held with one hand the seal, and with the other the standard, of the empire.

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