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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 5 covers the period 565-1356 CE, addressing the Lombard conquest of Italy and the Persian siege of Constantinople, the divisive Christian doctrine of the incarnation, Byzantine rulers up to 1185, the reign of Charlemagne in the West, the life of Mohammed and the spread of Islam.


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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: 564
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108050753
    ISBN 10: 1108050751
    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
    14 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    45. Reign of the younger Justin; 46. Revolutions of Persia; 47. Theological history of the doctrine of the incarnation; 48. Plan of the last four volumes; 49. Introduction, worship and persecution of images; 50. Description of Arabia and its inhabitants; 51. The conquest of Persia, Syria, Egypt, Africa, and Spain by the Arabs or Saracens.