The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 44mm | 579.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • notes, bibliog
  • 0140437649
  • 9780140437645
  • 41,884

About Edward Gibbon

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 more

Table of contents

Abridged with a New Introduction and Notes by David Womersley Abbreviations Introduction Selected Further Reading A Note on the Text Chronology Gibbon's Prefaces Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III [Chapters IV-VI] Chapter VII [Chapters VIII-XIV] Chapter XV [Chapters XVI-XXI] Chapter XXII Chapter XXIII Chapter XXIV [Chapters XXV-XXVII] Chapter XXVIII [Chapters XXIX-XXXIII] Chapter XXXIV Chapter XXXV [Chapters XXXVI-XXXVIII] General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West [Chapter XXXIX] Chapter XL Chapter XLI [Chapters XLII-XLIX] Chapter L [Chapters LI-LIII] Chapter LIV [Chapters LV-LXVII] Chapter LXVIII [Chapters LXIX-LXX] Chapter LXXI Biographicashow more