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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library pbk. ed
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Gibbon's masterpiece, which 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, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the scope of the original, but in a compass equivalent to a long novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.
Decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
New York : Modern Library, 2003
(OCoLC)756195224
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller
ISBN: 0375758119 9780375758119
OCLC Number: 50333775
Description: xxxvii, 1258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Daniel J. Boorstin --
Critical Foreword / Hans-Friedrich Mueller --
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire --
1. The Extent of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines --
2. Of the Internal Prosperity of the Roman Empire 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 Macrinus --
7. Tyranny of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death of Maximin --
8. State of Persia 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 His Three Associates --
14. Six Emperors at the Same Time, Reunion of the Empire --
15. Progress of the Christian Religion --
16. Conduct Towards the Christians, from Nero to Constantine --
17. Foundation of Constantinople --
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 --
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 --
39. Gothic Kingdom of Italy --
40. Reign of Justinian --
41. Conquests of Justinian, Character of Belisarius --
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 --
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 --
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 Turks --
65. Timour or Tamerlane --
66. Union of the Greek and Latin Churches --
67. Schism of the Greeks and Latins --
68. Reign of Mohammed 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.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Other Titles: History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
Responsibility: Edward Gibbon ; edited, abridged, and with a critical introduction by Hans-Friedrich Mueller ; introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin ; illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
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Gibbon's masterpiece, which 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, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the scope of the original, but in a compass equivalent to a long novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon's narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments--in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.--From publisher description.

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