The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire...

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Author  Edward Gibbon
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   December 28, 2007
ISBN  160506369X
Pages  597

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"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.

Gibbon is sometimes called the first modern historian of ancient Rome. By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon's work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. His pessimism and detached use of irony was common to the historical genre of his era.

Although he published other books, Gibbon devoted much of his life (1772-1789) to this one work. His autobiography Memoirs of My Life and Writings is devoted largely to his reflections on how the book virtually became his life. He compared the publication of each succeeding volume to a newborn child." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius. Part I.; Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius. Part ii.; Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius. Part iii.; Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius. Part iv.; Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius. Part V.; Destruction Of Paganism. Part I.; Destruction Of Paganism. Part ii.; Destruction Of Paganism. Part iii.; Division Of Roman Empire Between Sons Of Theodosius. Part I.; Division Of Roman Empire Between Sons Of Theodosius. Part ii.; Revolt Of The Goths. Part I.; Revolt Of The Goths. Part ii.; Revolt Of The Goths. Part iii.; Revolt Of The Goths. Part iv.; Revolt Of The Goths. Part V.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part I.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part ii.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part ii.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part iii.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part iv.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part V.; Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians. Part vi.; Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius ii. Part I.; Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius ii. Part ii.; Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius ii. Part iii.; Conquest Of Africa By The Vandals. Part I.; Conquest Of Africa By The Vandals. Part ii.; Attila. Part I.; Attila. Part ii.; Attila. Part iii.; Invasion By Attila. Part I.; Invasion By Attila. Part ii.; Invasion By Attila. Part iii.; Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. Part I.; Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. Part ii.; Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. Part ii.; Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. Part iii.; Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. Part iv.; Total Extinction Of The Western Empire. Part V.; Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity. Part I.; Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity. Part ii.; Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity. Part iii.; Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity. Part V.; Reign Of Clovis. Part I.; Reign Of Clovis. Part ii.; Reign Of Clovis. Part iii.; Reign Of Clovis. Part iv.; Reign Of Clovis. Part V.; Reign Of Clovis. Part vi.; Endnotes

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