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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The History of the Empire from A.D. 1185 To...

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Publisher Comments:

"I set out upon Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [and] was immediately dominated by both the story and the style," recalled Winston Churchill. "I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all....I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes." In the two centuries since its completion, Gibbon's magnum opus--which encompasses some thirteen hundred years as it swings across Europe, North Africa, and Asia--has refused to go the way of many "classics" and grow musty on the shelves. "Gibbon is a landmark and a signpost--a landmark of human achievement: and a signpost because the social convulsions of the Roman Empire as described by him sometimes prefigure and indicate convulsions which shake the whole world today," wrote E.M. Forster. Never far below the surface of the magnificent narrative lies the author's wit and sweeping irony, exemplified by Gibbon's famous definition of history as "little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."
The third volume contains chapters forty-nine through seventy-one of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Synopsis:

Discusses the Roman Empire's rise to greatness as well as its eventual decline and fall brought about by increasingly dramatic military, economic, and social changes.

About the Author

The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679601500
Introduction:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Introduction:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Empire, 30 b.c.-476 a.d.
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
Byzantine Empire History.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
103-260
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
3 v. (liii, 2537 p.)
Dimensions:
9.53x6.33x2.19 in. 2.73 lbs.

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The History of the Empire from A.D. 1185 To...
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