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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged)

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This Modern Library eBook edition collects all three volumes of Edward Gibbon’s towering masterpiece of classical history The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire—complete and unabridged.
Edward Gibbon’s magnum opus 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. Alongside 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.”
An epic chronicle of uncommon literary distinction, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This unabridged eBook bundle of the celebrated text edited by Professor J. B. Bury, considered a classic since it first appeared in 1896, includes Gibbon’s own exhaustive notes, Bury’s original Introduction and index, as well as a modern appraisal of Gibbon in an Introduction from Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin.

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One of History’s Greatest Lessons Through One of Its Greatest Civilizations

A wonderfully executed historical work! Always instructive and enlightening and often poignant and thought provoking especially in todays turbulent climate. A must for any historian or rational thinker interested in learning from history in order to spot and help correct its modern parallels. The stage is set with an explanation of Rome under the last great emperors during the Pax Romana. Subsequent chapters deal with topics ranging from the state of various other societies in order to better understand their impact on Rome and Rome’s on them, as well as chapters on Rome’s own economic-military-socio-political climate at the time. And through it all Gibbon’s wonderful narration will lead you on effortlessly. Each chapter will be like tuning in to your favorite Netflix series to watch another episode!

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged)
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  • Category: Ancient
  • Published: Jan 28, 2013
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 2736 Pages
  • Language: English
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