The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

by Edward Gibbon

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ISBN-13: 9781987035582
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A remarkable historical resource, 'History' covers all the details and answered many of my historical questions with regards to the Roman Empire. It was a tough reader, yet I was able to retain alot of the information contained in this HUGE text!
Katie Sullivan More than 1 year ago
The pagination is disastrious. Poorly assembled e-book.
Jakerslake on LibraryThing 11 months ago
At the time of its publishing this grueling six volume history was one of the most widely received histories of its time; Gibbon's prose and structure was a great deal less dull than most texts written in the 17th and 18th centuries, with less prejudice and a lighter tone, . It was met with as much criticism and praise for Gibbon's apparently indifferent approach to topics that were then considered unspeakable or improper, such as homosexuality, eunuchs, incest, bigamy, adultery, and other intrigue. To the average modern reader, however, it is revolting bias, excruciatingly dull, the word structure beyond comprehension, the prose overly complex, and along with Gibbon's inability to stay on subject, it seems that Gibbon fully trusted each and every one of his sources. But it is not without virtue to the mind of a scholar, most of whom would fight me for what is said above. Also Gibbon never ceases to amaze with his giant vocab of violent terms. Overall, this history, though undeniably a classic in its time, is now relatively obsolete and uncompromisingly dull. I would instead recommend "Byzantium: The Early Centuries", "Byzantium: The Apogee", and "Byzantium: The Decline and Fall" by John Julius Norwich. Encasing magnificently in three volumes, Norwich covers twice as much as Gibbon, in half as many pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All presented in just enough does to keep one interested. A truly important and fascinating piece of sholarship. .
Kimiad More than 1 year ago
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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Cherie Young More than 1 year ago
I saw way too many spelling errors an missing letters replaced by *.
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