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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume I - Edward Gibbon, David P. Womersley
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume I
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Edward Gibbon's six-volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) is among the most magnificent and ambitious narratives in European literature. Its subject is the fate of one of the world's greatest civilizations over thirteen centuries - its rulers, wars and society, and... show more
Edward Gibbon's six-volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) is among the most magnificent and ambitious narratives in European literature. Its subject is the fate of one of the world's greatest civilizations over thirteen centuries - its rulers, wars and society, and the events that led to its disastrous collapse. Here, in volumes one and two, Gibbon charts the vast extent and constitution of the Empire from the reign of Augustus to 395 ad. And in a controversial critique, he examines the early Church, with fascinating accounts of the first Christian and last pagan emperors, Constantine and Julian.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140433937 (0140433937)
ASIN: 140433937
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1232
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Modern Library Volume 1 of 3)
The first volume of Modern Library’s three-volume reprint of Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire covers the first 26 chapters of the author’s epic historical work. Beginning with the death of Domitian and ending with Theodosius I’s treaty with the Goths and early reign, Gibbon...
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2.0 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume I
A linear detailed presentation of a bunch of Roman Emperors and wannabe emperors after the reign of Marcus Aurelius for which you most likely have never heard of. There's no doubt Gibbon writes better than almost anyone ("all the German men were brave, and their women were chaste, and notwithstandin...
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3.0 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (7 volumes)
That was a beast of a book. I had always wanted to read this book and the other volumes because I think it is the type of book that educated people should read. I read it in chunks throughout the spring school year and finished it after a couple of hours of heavy reading at the start of summer vac...
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