History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [NOOK Book]

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Includes all 6 volumes fully footnoted with over 8,000 hypertext links, active Table of Contents and more.

Also includes:
• Illustrated Biography of Andrew Gibbon
• A History of the Publication
• Modern...
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Overview

Includes all 6 volumes fully footnoted with over 8,000 hypertext links, active Table of Contents and more.

Also includes:
• Illustrated Biography of Andrew Gibbon
• A History of the Publication
• Modern Perspectives on the Decline (Illustrated)

NO OTHER EDITION GIVES THIS MUCH! (and takes half the space)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788–89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome."

• Volume 1:
1-The Extent Of The Empire In The Age Of The Antonines
2-The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines
3-The Constitution In The Age Of The Antonines
4-The Cruelty, Follies And Murder Of Commodus
5-Sale Of The Empire To Didius Julianus
6-Death Of Severus, Tyranny Of Caracalla, Usurpation Of Marcinus
7-Tyranny Of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death Of Maximin
8-State Of Persion And Restoration Of The Monarchy
9-State Of Germany Until The Barbarians
10-Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus
11-Reign Of Claudius, Defeat Of The Goths
12-Reigns Of Tacitus, Probus, Carus And His Sons
13-Reign Of Diocletian And This Three Associates
14-Six Emperors At The Same Time, Reunion Of The Empire
15-Progress Of The Christian Religion

• Volume 2:
16-Conduct Towards The Christians, From Nero To Constantine
17-Foundation Of Constantinople etc.
18-Character Of Constantine And His Sons
19-Constantius Sole Emperor
20-Conversion Of Constantine
21-Persecution Of Heresy, State Of The Church
22-Julian Declared Emperor
23-Reign Of Julian
24-The Retreat And Death Of Julian
25-Reigns Of Jovian And Valentinian, Division Of The Empire
26-Progress of The Huns

• Volume 3:
27-Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius
28-Destruction Of Paganism
29-Division Of Roman Empire Between Sons Of Theodosius
30-Revolt Of The Goths
31-Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians
32-Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II
33-Conquest Of Africa By The Vandals
34-Attila
35-Invasion By Attila
36-Total Extinction Of The Western Empire
37-Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity
38-Reign Of Clovis

• Volume 4:
39-Gothic Kingdom Of Italy
40-Reign Of Justinian
41-Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius
42-State Of The Barbaric World
43-Last Victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian
44-Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence
45-State Of Italy Under The Lombards
46-Troubles In Persia
47-Ecclesiastical Discord
48-Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors

• Volume 5:
49-Conquest Of Italy By The Franks
50-Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants
51-Conquests By The Arabs
52-More Conquests By The Arabs
53-Fate Of The Eastern Empire
54-Origin And Doctrine Of The Paulicians
55-The Bulgarians, The Hungarians And The Russians
56-The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans
57-The Turks
58-The First Crusade

• Volume 6:
59-The Crusades
60-The Fourth Crusade
61-Partition Of The Empire By The French And Venetians
62-Greek Emperors Of Nice And Constantinople
63-Civil Wars And The Ruin Of The Greek Empire
64-Moguls, Ottoman Turkds
65-Elevation Of Timour Or Tamerlane, And His Death
66-Union Of The Greek And Latin Churches
67-Schism Of The Greeks And Latins
68-Reign Of Mahomet The Second, Extinction Of Eastern Empire
69-State Of Rome From The Twelfth Century
70-Final Settlement Of The Ecclesiastical State
71-Prospect Of The Ruins Of Rome In The Fifteenth Century
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015530261
  • Publisher: Packard Technologies
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,243,404
  • File size: 5 MB

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Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2005

    A Monument For The Ages -- In A Flawed Edition

    This legendary work, which some consider the greatest history writing of all time, may strike potential readers as too intimidating to actually read, but resist that. Much more than the story of the Roman Empire from Augustus to 476 AD, it encompasses Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and some of outer Asia from ancient times through the whole of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Renaissance, and also tells much of the history of Christianity and Islam. Gibbon's justly famous prose style, with its combination of weightiness, good humor and perfect balance-- a kind of linguistic equivalent of the music of contemporaries Mozart and Haydn-- will rock you through all 3,000-plus pages/1,500-or-so years. Its old-fashioned emphasis on personal drama first, then ideas, makes it a surprisingly easy and compelling read, albeit long. Read some of it every day while reading other books on the side and you will be comfortably carried through the ages. (It took me about eight enjoyable months.) What the book does better than any work you're ever going to read is make you truly feel the rhythm and weight of that ongoing accumulation of time and our actions in it that we call history, and the way Gibbon balances these moments, from the highest attempts of consciousness in art and faith and government and law, to the lowest breakdowns of human violence, whether by the 'civilized' people or barbarians, gives the work its truth. That truth, plus its style, has made it a classic. Plus the sheer cinematic excitement of hurtling through the ages and passing Augustus, Constantine, Christ, Attila, Justinian, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, et al, in action, along with armies of lesser but still overwhelmingly vivid actors and actresses. Yes, modern scholarship has supplemented this work, especially in considering the economic reasons for Rome's decline, and you don't have to accept every one of Gibbon's judgments (for instance, blaming Christianity for an effeminate sapping of old Roman vigor), but today's historians can only dream of achieving his style and sweep. Warning: Don't read when young. You need to have lived some and read a lot and traveled some and thought a lot first. Second warning: While the book itself is five stars plus, the Penguin edition of it has real failings: An absolutely incredible complete absence of maps, republishing the inadequate original index, and above all else the infuriating and outrageous refusal of editor David Womersley to translate Gibbon's Latin, Greek and French footnotes, the most famous footnotes ever written, which make up (with the English footnotes) a volume of their own. By not doing so he has blacked out an important part of this great work. But the rest will amaze you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Unreadable with massive typos

    Unreadable bad scan

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    Horrible OCR. Not worth getting

    A miserable attempt at an e-book . So many errors you will feel you are translating it yourself.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    poorly assembled

    The pagination is disastrious. Poorly assembled e-book.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Great work but flawed

    Good book needs some editing though

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    THE ROMAN ARMY MILITARY SYSTEM BY TONY

    IS SHOWS YOU HOW THE ARMY IS MADE OF BY RANKS AND ANWSERS ALL YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ROMAN MILTARY SYSTEM!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Starts at chapter XLVII

    OCR errors

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2001

    A Remarkable History

    Although over two centuries old, Gibbon's narrative is still the definitive history of Rome and its collapse. The tale begins with the reigns of the Antonines and continues until the reigns of Constantine and Julian. Gibbon combines sweeping historical themese with minute but interesting anecdotes, tempering all with an Enlightenment view of the world. At times charming, at times shocking, Gibbon shows us the world of the Romans and uses them as a fable, a moral guide for our own lives. Certainly not outdated, endlessly fascinating, I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all who wish to know both Rome and themselves better

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Easy grand prose, breat stories

    All presented in just enough does to keep one interested. A truly important and fascinating piece of sholarship.
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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Not the Penguin edition despite being sold via a link on that page

    I purchased this ebook directly from the page for the Penguin edition of the unabridged Decline and Fall, where it is offered as a substitute edition. Unfortunately it is not clearly marked as such - the print saying so is so minuscule that an ant couldn't read it. So be forewarned it is not the Penguin edition. No ebook is yet available for the Penguin edition prepared by David P. Womersley. Penguin has responded to my inquiry about the ebook and says that their edition of Gibbons will be available in the future. They are in the process of converting their vast number of publications to ebook form and are uncertain when they'll get to this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Worthless Google scanned version.

    No proof-reading whatsoever. Totally unreadable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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