Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged) by Edward Gibbon

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged)

byEdward Gibbon, Gian Battista Piranesi, Daniel J. Boorstin

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This Modern Library eBook edition collects all three volumes of Edward Gibbon’s towering masterpiece of classical history The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire—complete and unabridged.
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Edward Gibbon’s magnum opus 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. Alongside 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.”
 
An epic chronicle of uncommon literary distinction, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This unabridged eBook bundle of the celebrated text edited by Professor J. B. Bury, considered a classic since it first appeared in 1896, includes Gibbon’s own exhaustive notes, Bury’s original Introduction and index, as well as a modern appraisal of Gibbon in an Introduction from Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin.

A prolific writer, Daniel Boorstin is the author of numerous scholarly and popular works in American Studies. Born in Georgia and raised in Oklahoma, Boorstin received degrees from Harvard and Yale universities and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he has been visiting professor of Amer...
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Title:Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 28, 2013Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812984838

ISBN - 13:9780812984835

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