History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

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.

About the Edition

In 12 Volumes

The Physical Object

Format
Hardback
Pagination
366
Number of pages
373

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24375129M

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October 10, 2010 Edited by Michael Steel Edited without comment.
October 10, 2010 Created by Michael Steel Added new book.