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    DescriptionEdward Gibbon's six-volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) is among the most magnificent and ambitious narratives in European literature. Its subject is the fate of one of the world's greatest civilizations over thirteen centuries - its rulers, wars and society, and the events that led to its disastrous collapse. Here, in volumes three and four, Gibbon vividly recounts the waves of barbarian invaders under commanders such as Alaric and Attila, who overran and eventually destroyed the West. He then turns his gaze to events in the East, where even the achievements of the Byzantine emperor Justinian and the campaigns of the brilliant military leader Belisarius could not conceal the fundamental weaknesses of their empire.


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    Title
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Gibbon, Edited by David Womersley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1024
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140433944
    ISBN 10: 0140433945
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Libri: I-HP
    DC20: 937.06
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    LC classification: DG311 .G5 1994B
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 August 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), English historian. It was on a visit to Rome that he conceived the idea of his magnificent and panoramic history The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 vol., 1776-88) which won immediate acclaim, despite some harsh criticism. Gibbon himself was assured of the greatness of his work, which is, indeed, one of the most-read historical works of modern times.