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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: v. 3

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: v. 3

Paperback History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire

By (author) Edward Gibbon, Edited by David Womersley

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 1360 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 58mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140433953
  • ISBN 13: 9780140433951
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 113,239

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Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into an epic narrative shot through with insight, irony and incisive character analysis. Sceptical about Christianity, sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was both alert to the broad pattern of events and significant revealing details.

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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.