The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)

By: Gibbon, Edward; Saunders, Dero A.; Robinson, Charles Alexander, Jr.

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Abridged. Multiple creases to wrappers, wrappers rubbed, ink names on half-title page, pages lightly toned. 1986 Mass Market Paperback. x, 691 pp. Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.

Title: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)

Author: Gibbon, Edward; Saunders, Dero A.; Robinson, Charles Alexander, Jr.

Categories: Rome, Classical Studies,

Edition: Abridged

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1986

ISBN Number: 0140431896

ISBN Number 13: 9780140431896

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2274343

Keywords: EDWARD GIBBON DECLINE FALL ROMAN EMPIRE ANCIENT ROME HISTORY CLASSIC STUDIES,