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The Resource The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, v. 2, Edward Gibbon; Edited by David Womersley

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, v. 2, Edward Gibbon; Edited by David Womersley

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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, v. 2
Title
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
Title number
v. 2
Statement of responsibility
Edward Gibbon; Edited by David Womersley
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Language
eng
Summary
Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" (the second and third volumes were originally published in 1781), is one of the most famous texts in the English language. David Womersley's annotated edition returns to manuscript and original sources.
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Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), English historian. It was on a visit to Rome that he conceived the idea of his magnificent and panoramic history The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 vol., 1776-88) which won immediate acclaim, despite some harsh criticism. Gibbon himself was assured of the greatness of his work, which is, indeed, one of the most-read historical works of modern times.
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UK-WkNB
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1737-1794
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Gibbon, Edward
Dewey number
937.06
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Twelfth Grade and over
Literary form
non fiction
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Womersley, David
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  • European history
  • Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • History
  • Ancient history
  • European history
  • Rome
  • Byzantine Empire
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Edward Gibbon's six-volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) is among the most magnificent and ambitious narratives in European literature. Its subject is the fate of one of the world's greatest civilizations over thirteen centuries - its rulers, wars and society, and the events that led to its disastrous collapse. Here, in volumes three and four, Gibbon vividly recounts the waves of barbarian invaders under commanders such as Alaric and Attila, who overran and eventually destroyed the West. He then turns his gaze to events in the East, where even the achievements of the Byzantine emperor Justinian and the campaigns of the brilliant military leader Belisarius could not conceal the fundamental weaknesses of their empire
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general
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, v. 2, Edward Gibbon; Edited by David Womersley
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Paperback. 6 v. in 3. B-format paperback
Control code
9780140433944
Dimensions
20x13x4 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
1024 p.
Isbn
9780140433944
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, v. 2, Edward Gibbon; Edited by David Womersley
Publication
Note
Paperback. 6 v. in 3. B-format paperback
Control code
9780140433944
Dimensions
20x13x4 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
1024 p.
Isbn
9780140433944
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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