The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire...

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Author  Edward Gibbon
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   December 28, 2007
ISBN  1605063703
Pages  633

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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; Gothic Kingdom Of Italy. Part I.; Gothic Kingdom Of Italy. Part ii.; Gothic Kingdom Of Italy. Part iii.; Reign Of Justinian. Part I.; Reign Of Justinian. Part ii.; Reign Of Justinian. Part iii.; Reign Of Justinian. Part iv.; Reign Of Justinian. Part V.; Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius. Part I.; Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius. Part ii.; Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius. Part iv.; Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius. Part V.; Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius. Part vi.; State Of The Barbaric World. Part I.; State Of The Barbaric World. Part ii.; State Of The Barbaric World. Part iii.; State Of The Barbaric World. Part iii.; Last victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian. Part I.; Last victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian. Part ii.; Last victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian. Part iii.; Last victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian. Part iv.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part I.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part ii.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part iii.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part iv.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part iv.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part V.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part vi.; Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence. Part vii.; State Of Italy Under The Lombards. Part I.; State Of Italy Under The Lombards. Part ii.; State Of Italy Under The Lombards. Part iii.; Troubles In Persia. Part I.; Troubles In Persia. Part ii.; Troubles In Persia. Part iii.; Troubles In Persia. Part iv.; Ecclesiastical Discord. Part I.; Ecclesiastical Discord. Part ii.; Ecclesiastical Discord. Part iii.; Ecclesiastical Discord. Part iii.; Ecclesiastical Discord. Part iii.; Ecclesiastical Discord. Part V.; Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors. Part I.; Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors. Part ii.; Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors. Part iii.; Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors. Part iv.; Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors. Part vi.; Endnotes

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