The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

By (author) Edward Gibbon, Edited by J. B. Bury

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 30mm | 660g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108050778
  • ISBN 13: 9781108050777
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 1 map

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The 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 7 covers the period 1206-1590 CE, examining the rise of Genghis Khan, the conquests of Tamerlane, the Council of Basel, the Ottoman capture of Constantinople, the Western schism and reunion, and the ruins of ancient Rome. Indexes to the text and appendices are also included.

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Table of contents

64. Conquests of Zingis Khan and the Moguls from China to Poland; 65. Elevation of Timour or Tamerlane to the throne of Samarcand; 66. Application of the eastern emperors to the popes; 67. Schism of the Greeks and Latins; 68. Reign and character of Mahomet the Second; 69. State of Rome from the twelfth century; 70. Character and coronation of Petrarch; 71. Prospect of the ruins of Rome in the fifteenth century; Index.