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 in this edition, 1910. Vol I, reprinted 1936; vol. II-III, 1933; vol. IV-V, 1931; Vol. VI, 1927.
Title and imprint vary slightly.
Edited by Oliphant Smeaton.
"List of Gibbon's works": vol. I, p. xiv. "Authorities": vol. I. xv-xxiii.

Series
Everyman's library. History, [no. 434-436, 474-476]

Classifications

Library of Congress
AC1 .E8 no. 434-436, 474-476

The Physical Object

Pagination
6 v.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6347500M
LC Control Number
36037625
OCLC/WorldCat
16571675
Library Thing
19704

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