The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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835 decline roman empireGripping, powerfully intelligent, and wonderfully entertaining, Gibbon's classic account of Rome ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age. Attacked for its enlightened views on politics, sexuality, and religion, the first volume was nonetheless found on every table and received widespread acclaim for its elegant prose.

Famously skeptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon captured both the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. This abridged edition compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into a single epic narrative, and features a foreword, introduction, and extended appreciation by Hugh Trevor-Roper, an esteemed professor of history at Oxford University.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Edward Gibbon
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753818817
  • Published on: 2005-08-28
  • Originally published on: 1776-1789
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 700 pages
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