Saturday, April 21, 2012

Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire - Gibbon

Gibbon summarized his feelings on the fall of the Empire in a document titled General Observations On The Fall Of The Roman Empire In The West. This essay not only addresses the fall of Rome, but relates that history to the future of modern society. We'll ignore the latter in this post and focus on the former.
Below are some excerpts from the document, intended to summarize Gibbon's conclusions.