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    Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Continuum Histories) (Paperback) By (author) Tom Holland

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    DescriptionTom Holland writes an authoritative introduction to Gibbon and his masterwork, followed by extracts from "The Decline and Fall" which exemplify Gibbon's genius. This series is intended to attract a new generation of readers to some of the greatest narrative history ever written. Each volume will include substantial extracts from a major work of history prefaced by a major new essay by a modern authority. Attractively designed, the series sets out to demonstrate the extraordinary tradition that exists of great history writing in the English language. The books are aimed at the intelligent general reader as well as students of history at all levels. In this volume is extracted the celebrated chapters 15 and 16 of Gibbon's "Decline and Fall" along with an extract from Gibbon's "Vindication", in which he seeks to defend his interpretation of Christianity. Other titles in the series include: Macauley's "History of England", Introduced by John Burrow; J.A.Froude's "Mary Tudor", Introduced by Eamon Duffy; and, W.H.Prescott's "History of the Conquest of Mexico", Introduced by JH Elliott.

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    Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Holland
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 504 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441170361
    ISBN 10: 1441170367

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    Continuum Publishing Corporation
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    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    09 April 2015
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tom Holland is a British historian and novelist. He was educated at Cambridge University and has a DPhil from Oxford.He has adapted the works of Herodotus,Homer and Thucydides and BBC Radio 4. His novels include Attis and Deliver Us From Evil. His most recent book is The Shadow of the Sword:Global Empire and the Rise of a New Religion (2011). He is the Chair of The Society of Authors.
    Table of contents
    Introduction by Tom Holland; 1. Chapter 15 of Gibbon's Decline and Fall; 2. Chapter 16 of the same; 3. Gibbon's Vindication.