|Publication Date||December 5, 2012|
This Kindle edition of collection of complete 6 volumes of Edward Gibbons' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Gibbon (b. 1737, d. 1794) upon visiting the ruins of the Roman forum in 1762, during his Grand Tour, was inspired to write a history of the Roman Empire and its long fall. Volume one was published in 1776 after a decade of labor, Volumes two and three in 1781; and the last three were released in 1788. Gibbon was one of the leading figures of the Enlightenment, and his unvarnished take on the early Church has led to the book being banned sporadically. The Decline and Fall has had a massive cultural impact, including being an inspiration for Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.