The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire
Edward Gibbon

About the Book

Gibbon's masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century a.d. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a compass equivalent to a long novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon's narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments--in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Vol. 1 is "The second edition" published 3 June 1776; vols. 2-3 published 1781 (vol. 2 without the portrait after Reynolds); vols. 4-6 published 1788 by A. Strahan and T. Cadell.

Each volume preceded by a table of contents.

Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 6 microfiches : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 22029-34)

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Library of English literature -- LEL 22029-34.
Other Titles
Decline and fall of the Roman empire

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6 v.

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