The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
herdruk van 1960

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An abridged edition of Edward Gibbon's THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, which compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into a single epic narrative. Famously sceptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was both alert to the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. Attacked for its enlightened views on politics, sexuality and religion, the first volume was none the less soon to be found 'on every table' and was widely acclaimed for the elegance of its prose. Gripping, powerfully intelligent and wonderfully entertaining, THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age.

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Titel The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire herdruk van 1960
Auteur Edward Gibbon
Uitgever Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Jaar Verschenen 1997
Taal en
Pagina's pp. 1088
ISBN139781853264993
Onderwerp Rome, Romeinse Rijk

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