In our intermittent read of Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, also: Abridged Print Version, this time Chapters XXII through XXXV, our second of three chats will be on July 11. This is postponed from the usual first Wednesday because of the July 4 Independence Day in the U.S.
We will discuss Chapters XXVII to XXXI (online text)
Chapter XXVII spans from the Character and Conduct of the Emperor Gratian (379) to the Loss of Britain to the Empire (499). Chapter XXVIII deals with Final Destruction of Paganism, Introduction of the Worship of Saints and Relics among the Christians, etc., and Chapter XXIX discusses the Final Division of the Empire. Chapters XXX and XXXI deal with various events from 395 to 408 and 408 to 418 respectively.
Scope notes (second columns) will be helpful.