The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Description

Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the language itself. Its length alone is a measure of its monumental quality: seventy-one chapters, of which twenty-eight appear in full in this edition. With style, learning and wit, Gibbon takes the reader through the history of Europe from the second century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 - an enthralling account by 'the greatest of the historians of the Enlightenment'. This edition includes Gibbon's footnotes and quotations, here translated for the first time, together with brief explanatory comments, a precis of the chapters not included, 16 maps, a glossary, and a list of emperors.

Details

Author(s)
Edward Gibbon, Tom Griffith, Antony Lentin, Brian Norman
Format
Paperback | 1088 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 55mm | 663g
Publication date
01 Dec 1999
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication City/Country
Herts, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
Illustrations note
26 maps, glossary
ISBN10
1853264997
ISBN13
9781853264993
Bestsellers rank
36,120