The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 7 Volume Set: Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 7 Volume Set: Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index

by Edward Gibbon, J. B. Bury
     
 

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

Overview

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 late 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. Commencing with the early emperors and continuing through to the division and decline of the Western and Eastern Empires, Gibbon examines Roman culture, law, slavery and agriculture as well as the military and political events which shaped each epoch. The last volume contains indexes to the whole work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108050708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
3916
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 12.80(h) x 5.83(d)

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