The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Vols 4, 5 and 6

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Volumes 4, 5, and 6 of the Bury Text, in a boxed set. Introduction by Hugh Trevor-Ropershow more

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  • Hardback | 2064 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 114mm
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Everyman\'s Library USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 067943593X
  • 9780679435938
  • 210,488

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'Gibbon is a kind of bridge that connects the ancient with the ancient with the modern ages, ' noted Thomas Carlyle. 'And how gorgeously does it swing across the gloomy and tumultuous chasm of these barbarous centuries.' Indeed, Gibbon, the supreme historian of the Enlightenment--the illustrious scholar who envisioned history as a branch of literature--seemed almost predestined to write his monumental account of the Roman Empire's terrible self-destruction.show more

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Volumes 4, 5, and 6 of the Bury Text, in a boxed set. Introduction by Hugh Trevor-Ropershow more

About Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon was an English historian, writer, and member of Parliament.show more