Historia de la decadencia y ruina del Imperio Romano
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

t. 1. Desde los Antoninos a Diocleciano (años 96 a 313)
t. 2. Desde la renuncia de Diocleciano a la conversión de Constantino (años 305 a 438)
t. 3. Desde Juliano a la partición del Imperio (años 312 a 398)
t. 4. Invasiones de los bárbaros (años 395 a 582)
t. 5. Invasiones de los bárbaros y revoluciones de Persia (años 455 a 642)
t. 6. Aparición del Islam (años 412 a 1055)
t. 7. El Imperio de Oriente y las Cruzadas (años 733 a 1261)
t. 8. Fin del Imperio de Oriente y coronación de Petrarca (años 1204 a 1430).

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.
"La presente edición es reproducción facsimilar de la primera y única hasta ahora publicada en castellano, aparecida en Barcelona en 1842 ... traducción de José Mor Fuentes"--Vol. 1, p. [4] of cover.
Numbered 80-87 on spine.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
DG311 .G518 1984

The Physical Object

8 v. ;

ID Numbers

Open Library
8475060935, 8475060943
LC Control Number
Library Thing

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