Cover 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.

Table of Contents

v. 4. Chapters XXXVII-XLVI
v. 5. Chapters XLVII-LVI
v. 6. Chapters LVII-LXXI

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Everyman's Library

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
937/.09
Library of Congress
DG311 .G5 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
v. <4-6 > ;

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1394606M
ISBN 10
067943593X
LC Control Number
93001857
Library Thing
2125270
Goodreads
937913

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