Cover of: 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.

First Sentence

In a style less grave than that of history, I should perhaps compare the emperor Alexius 1 to the jackal, who is said to follow the steps, and to devour the leavings, of the lion.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
520
Dimensions
9.1 x 7.3 x 1.1 inches
Weight
1.9 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8471017M
ISBN 10
141912420X
ISBN 13
9781419124204
Goodreads
101581

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