The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I

A.D. 180 to A.D. 395
Product Number: EB00162677
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679641469
Publisher: Modern Library
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It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind,' recorded Edward Gibbon with characteristic exactitude. Over a period of some twenty years, the luminous eighteenth-century historian-a precise, dapper, idiosyncratic little gentleman famous for rapping his snuff-box-devoted his considerable genius to writing an epic chronicle of the entire Roman Empire's decline. His single flash of inspiration produced what is arguably the greatest historical work in any language-and surely the most magnificent narrative history ever written in English. 'Gibbon is one of those few who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the roll of great historians,' noted Professor J.B. Bury, his most celebrated editor. This three-volume Modern Library edition of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire-with Gibbon's notes-is edited with a general introduction and index by Bury, along with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin. The Volumes are illstrated with reproductions of etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi. The first volume contains chapters one through twenty-six of The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

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Author(s): Edward Gibbon
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2000

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Author(s): Edward Gibbon
Narrator(s): Bernard Mayes
Genre: History
Product Number Z100094969
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483087993

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