Cover of: 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

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series Penguin classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 937/.06
Library of Congress DG311 .G5 1994b

The Physical Object

Pagination 6 v. in 3 :

ID Numbers

Open Library OL577606M
ISBN 10 0140433937, 0140433945, 0140433953
LC Control Number 96165535
Library Thing 4224510
Goodreads 1345609 1345610 377965

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