Cover 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

First published under title: The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.1
Library of Congress
DG311

The Physical Object

Pagination
3 v. (xiviii, 2537 p.)
Number of pages
2537

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5908603M
Internet Archive
declinefallofroman00gibb
LC Control Number
64009264
Library Thing
19704
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