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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

Author: Edward Gibbon; D M Low
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace [1960]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.
Decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
New York : Harcourt, Brace, [1960]
(OCoLC)609793282
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gibbon; D M Low
OCLC Number: 402038
Notes: The original work was originally published under title: The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
Description: xvii, 924 pages map on lining papers. 23 cm
Contents: The golden age of the antonines --
The challenge to the old regime --
The growth of military autocracy and the influx of orientalism --
The disruption of the empire --
The turn of the tide --
The new imperial system --
The rise of christianity --
The movement towards the east --
The recognition of christianity: the beginnings of heresy.
Other Titles: History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
Responsibility: An abridgement by D.M. Low.

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The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance.

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