The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire...

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Author  Edward Gibbon
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   December 28, 2007
ISBN  1605063711
Pages  599

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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; Conquest Of Italy By The Franks. Part I.; Conquest Of Italy By The Franks. Part ii.; Conquest Of Italy By The Franks. Part iii.; Conquest Of Italy By The Franks. Part iv.; Conquest Of Italy By The Franks. Part V.; Conquest Of Italy By The Franks. Part vi.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part I.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part ii.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part iii.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part iv.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part V.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part vi.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part vii.; Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. Part viii.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part I.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part ii.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part iv.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part V.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part vi.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part vii.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part vii.; Conquests By The Arabs. Part ix.; More Conquests By The Arabs. Part I.; More Conquests By The Arabs. Part ii.; More Conquests By The Arabs. Part iii.; More Conquests By The Arabs. Part iv.; More Conquests By The Arabs. Part V.; Fate Of The Eastern Empire. Part I.; Fate Of The Eastern Empire. Part ii.; Fate Of The Eastern Empire. Part iii.; Fate Of The Eastern Empire. Part iv.; Origin And Doctrine Of The Paulicians. Part I.; Origin And Doctrine Of The Paulicians. Part ii.; The Bulgarians, The Hungarians And The Russians. Part I.; The Bulgarians, The Hungarians And The Russians. Part ii.; The Bulgarians, The Hungarians And The Russians. Part iii.; The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans. Part I.; The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans. Part ii.; The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans. Part iii.; The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans. Part iv.; The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans. Part V.; The Turks. Part I.; The Turks. Part ii.; The Turks. Part iii.; The First Crusade. Part I.; The First Crusade. Part ii.; The First Crusade. Part iii.; The First Crusade. Part iv.; The First Crusade. Part V.; Endnotes

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