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    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Edward Gibbon, Edited by J. B. Bury

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    DescriptionThe pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737-94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J. B. Bury (1861-1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond. Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship. Volume 1 commences with the early emperors and a survey of the empire's extent and expansion. Examining Roman culture, law, government, slavery and agriculture, Gibbon guides the reader through three centuries to Constantine's emergence as sole emperor in 324.


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    Title
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    Subtitle
    Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Gibbon, Edited by J. B. Bury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 538
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108050715
    ISBN 10: 1108050719
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    DC23: 936.03
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; 1. The extent and military force of the empire, in the age of the Antonines; 2. Of the union and internal prosperity of the Roman empire in the age of the Antonines; 3. Of the constitution of the Roman empire, in the age of the Antonines; 4. The cruelty, follies and murder of Commodus; 5. Public sale of the empire to Didius Julianus by the praetorian guards; 6. The death of Severus; 7. The elevation and tyranny of Maximin; 8. Of the state of Persia after the restoration of the monarchy by Artaxerxes; 9. The state of Germany till the invasion of the barbarians, in the time of the emperor Decius; 10. The emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus; 11. Reign of Claudius; 12. Conduct of the army and senate after the death of Aurelian; 13. The reign of Diocletian and his three associates; 14. Troubles after the abdication of Diocletian.