Gibbon's 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

The original work was first published under title: History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

Includes index.

Other Titles
Decline and fall of the Roman Empire

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
937/.06
Library of Congress
DG311 .G55 1979

The Physical Object

Pagination
256 p. :
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22460575M
ISBN 10
0831739061
Library Thing
8323596
Goodreads
19407

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