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

Reprint the 1952 edition.

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Series
Penguin classics

Classifications

Library of Congress
DG'311'G5'1985

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 691 p. :
Number of pages
691

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19974114M
ISBN 10
0140431896
Library Thing
8434125
Goodreads
1794235

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