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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume Six

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, edited with introduction, notes, and appendices by J.B. Bury, D.Litt., LL.D., in seven volumes. This is volume 6.
Paperback, 508 pages
Published May 24th 2002 by IndyPublish.com (first published 1788)
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Carlos Burga
Gibbon’s last volume takes the reader through the simultaneously fascinating and nauseating decades of the Crusades and also continues develop the players who would ultimately bring down the Byzantine Empire. By shifting the focus between the Latin crusades and the growth of the Turkish empire, Gibbon is able to not only elucidate on the reasons behind the crusades themselves but also on their effect on the remnant of the Roman Empire in the east. Similarly, Gibbon introduces a character that wo ...more
Shelby
Ooo man them Musulmans/Moslems (don't know why the alternate spellings) really take it to the Greeks/Romans/Byzantines in this volume. Heraclius - get off your rear and and do something! Then again, the mighty Persians fared even worse.

By this point (AD 650 - 750) the Roman Empire has pretty much fallen. Hard to see what more Gibbon has to cover in two final volumes.
Scott Harris
By the middle of the sixth volume, the steam in Gibbons tome is more or less lost. It is still a good source of historically biased information but the reader tires of Gibbon's style.
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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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