The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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

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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 2 seeks to explain the rise of Christianity, focusing on its emergence from and early interactions with Judaism, and the nature of Christian belief and worship. It also examines the founding of Constantinople and the pagan reign of more

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  • Paperback | 598 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Cambridge Library Collection
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 3 maps
  • 1108050727
  • 9781108050722

Table of contents

15. The progress of the Christian religion; 16. The conduct of the Roman government towards the Christians; 17. Foundation of Constantinople; 18. Character of Constantine; 19. Constantius sole emperor; 20. The motives, progress, and effects of the conversion of Constantine; 21. Persecution of heresy; 22. Julian is declared emperor by the legions of Gaul; 23. The religion of Julian; 24. Residence of Julian at more