The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index (Paperback)
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Short Description for The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire J. B. Bury's authoritative seven-volume edition (1896-1900) of Edward Gibbon's magisterial account of the relationship between Roman imperialism and Christianity.
- Published: 28 January 2013
- Format: Paperback 538 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781108050715 ISBN 10: 1108050719
Full description for The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737-94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J. B. Bury (1861-1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond. Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship. Volume 1 commences with the early emperors and a survey of the empire's extent and expansion. Examining Roman culture, law, government, slavery and agriculture, Gibbon guides the reader through three centuries to Constantine's emergence as sole emperor in 324.