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    DescriptionInspired during a trip to Rome to write a work that would come to define a large portion of his life, Gibbon proceeded to write one of the most ambitious histories in the English language. "The History" is an epic narrative, comprised of six volumes, that covers thirteen centuries of Roman history. Beginning after Marcus Aurelius in 180 and concluding in 1453, Gibbon provides both the broad pattern and the illuminating details of this time period, covering an enormous number of characters and topics with insightful precision. The general objective of this history is to mark the gradual fall of the Roman Empire, stating many reasons for Rome's decay, from political decisions to religious behavior. Published between 1776 and 1788, "The History" has all of the detached irony and objective quality of eighteenth century prose, and it is additionally praised for its extensive and accurate use of reference materials. Gibbon's use of citations became the precursor to today's footnotes, providing entertaining commentary on both ancient Rome and the Great Britain of his own time. Now called the 'modern historian of ancient Rome, ' Gibbon's bold work has become the model of most modern historians. Contained here is volume II of VI, representing chapters XVI through XXVI and is extensively annotated by H. H. Milman.


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    Title
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume II of VI)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Gibbon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781420945300
    ISBN 10: 1420945300
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    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    LC classification: DG
    DC21: 937
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, NHD, NHDA
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Digireads.com
    Imprint name
    Digireads.com
    Publication date
    15 January 2012