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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The History of the Empire from A. D. 180 to A. D. 395
     

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The History of the Empire from A. D. 180 to A. D. 395

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by Edward Gibbon
 

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ISBN-10: 0460004360

ISBN-13: 9780460004367

Pub. Date: 02/28/1954

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

'I set out upon Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [and] was immediately dominated by both the story and the style,' recalled Winston Churchill. 'I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all....I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes.' In the two centuries since its completion, Gibbon's magnum

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'I set out upon Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [and] was immediately dominated by both the story and the style,' recalled Winston Churchill. 'I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all....I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes.' In the two centuries since its completion, Gibbon's magnum opus — which encompasses some 1,300 years as it swings across Europe, North Africa, and Asia — has refused to go the way of many 'classics' and grow musty on the shelves. 'Gibbon is a landmark and a signpost — a landmark of human achievement: and a signpost because the social convulsions of the Roman Empire as described by him sometimes prefigure and indicate convulsions which shake the whole world today,' wrote E.M. Forster. Never far below the surface of the magnificent narrative lies the author's wit and sweeping irony, exemplified by Gibbon's famous definition of history as 'little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.'|

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ISBN-13:
9780460004367
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1954
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
aRacoon More than 1 year ago
Unreadable due to the poorly scanned nature of this book. Lots of odd special characters embedded through out the text. Don't even bother downloading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
too many garbage characters. for all practical purposes unreadable
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it's best to read Gibbon entire this abridgment is the next best thing for the busy student or the lazy reader. Because so much new information about the formation of Islam and events from Byzantine history have been discovered in the two hundred years since Gibbon wrote his masterwork not much is missed anyway from the later half of the book. A pleasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to reading Gibbons. I downloaded two books (the only two I could find) of the series. Often, with the free books, it depends on how the digital conversion process was done whether the book makes sense. In this case, there were too many nonsense letters and words throughout the text. It made it difficult to follow. I put one book in my archive to save space, the other I am still decoding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Avoid
jhoward415 More than 1 year ago
Had it been unabridged, I would have given it five stars. But, still, the best single work in my 60+ collection. Lots of lessons for us (meaning Americans) today...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This excellently edited and illustrated volume of over1000 pp. is an essential historical collection.
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