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Gibbon and the Rise of Christianity and Islam

This is a Reading List based upon a Liberty Fund Conference on “The Rise of Christianity and Islam in Gibbon’s Decline and Fall.”

The Rise of Christianity and Islam in Gibbon’s Decline and Fall

Topic

In Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire he discusses the relationship between Islam and Christianity and between religion and liberty in the nascent Muslim and Christian worlds.

Guide to the Readings

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See also in the Online Library of Liberty:

For additional reading see:

Session I: The Growth of Christianity

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Session II: The Conversion of Constantine

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Session III: The Destruction of Paganism and the Conversion of Clovis

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Session IV: Mahomet and the Origins of Islam

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Session V: Mahomet as Preacher and Warrior of Islam

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Session VI: The Crusades: Christianity and Islam in Conflict

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Last modified April 13, 2016