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The programme discusses the significance or Gibbon's literary style in 'The Decline and Fall', the part it plays in conveying to the reader the central values which Gibbon especially admired in the... Roman conduct of public affairs, whose subversion he considered to be a prime cause of the destruction of the Empire, and which to a certain degree he wished to urge upon his first and contemporary readers.
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Module code and title: A204, The Enlightenment
Item code: A204; 10
Recording date: 1980-02-11
First transmission date: 22-04-1980
Published: 1980
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:18:33
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Producer: Helen Rapp
Contributors: Graham Martin; John Savident
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Literary Style; The Decline and Fall
Master spool number: TLN07950H946
Production number: TLN07950H946
Available to public: no