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Hardcover, Sixteenth printing 2006, 1574 pages
Published 1995 by The Folio Society
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The greatest book ever written, no one can claim to be educated who has not read this wonderful book. It is that good. It covers Roman history from about 100 AD to about 1450 AD. The reader will learn not only about history that will inform him about current events, but also obtain the wisdom from the author and Rome.
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As Rome falls to the Germanic pillager Odoacer, Gibbon flees eastward for the second half of his monumental work. Constantinople is the backdrop for the next thousand years. New Rome's struggles in Asia begin to dominate the history. Wars with the Sassanids, the Arabs, and the Seljuk Turks. However, the West is not completely ignored. Byzantine expeditions attempt to stave off Goth control, the Normans sweep down and Frankish kings establish dominance. However, time erodes the hulls of both. Bot ...more
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Edward Gibbon (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion.

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