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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon; David Womersley
Publisher: London : Penguin, ©2000.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Abridged edView all editions and formats
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"Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into an epic narrative shot through with insight, irony and incisive character analysis." "Famously sceptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was alert to
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gibbon; David Womersley
ISBN: 0140437649 9780140437645
OCLC Number: 43633021
Description: xxxix, 795 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
Responsibility: Edward Gibbon ; edited and abridged by David Womersley.
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Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, this title provides a selection and bridging commentary that enables the reader to acquire a general  Read more...

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