The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Gibbon's masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the scope of the original, but in a compass equivalent to a long novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon's narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments--in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780375758119
0375758119
Branch Call Number: 937.06 G439d 2003
Characteristics: xxxvii, 1258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mueller, Hans-Friedrich 1959-

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(1776–1788) "Gripping, powerfully intelligent, and wonderfully entertaining, Gibbon's classic account of Rome ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age. Famously skeptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly a... Read More »


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Batalna
Feb 11, 2018

Gibbon's work is a detailed and lush description of the waning of the Roman Empire. Not only is it a definitive history, but it is a literary masterpiece. The language is elegant and elevated, the vocabulary is rich, and the humor is sharp. Don't ignore the footnotes. Gibbon was the master of the footnote, and you may find yourself chuckling.

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mosoak99
Dec 30, 2010

Pretty bland history...I didn't finish.

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