The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

By (author) Edward Gibbon , Edited by David Womersley , Abridged by David Womersley , Introduction by David Womersley

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Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, "Decline & Fall" is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the reader to acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 44mm | 579.99g
  • 01 Jan 2001
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • notes, bibliog
  • 0140437649
  • 9780140437645
  • 35,085

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Edward Gibbon (1737-94) studied briefly at Magdalen College, Oxford and at Lausanne, Switzerland before being elected to Parliament in 1774. DECLINE & FALL was written over 12 years and established his reputation as a pre-eminent Classical historian. David Womersley, Official Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Jesus College Oxford, is the author of The Transformation of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (CUP) and edited the 3-volume edition of DECLINE & FALL for Penguin Classics.

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