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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon


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PUBLISHED: 31st January 2001
ISBN: 9780140437645
ANNOTATION:
Decline and Fall spans thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks. David Womersley's selection and commentary enables the reader to acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the variety of Gibbon's achievement.
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  • Paperback
    $21.01
PUBLISHED: 31st January 2001
ISBN: 9780140437645
ANNOTATION:
Decline and Fall spans thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks. David Womersley's selection and commentary enables the reader to acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the variety of Gibbon's achievement.

Annotation

Decline and Fall spans thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks. David Womersley's selection and commentary enables the reader to acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the variety of Gibbon's achievement.

Publisher Description

Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

Author Biography

Edward Gibbon (1737-94) studied briefly at Magdalen College, Oxford and at Lausanne, Switzerland before being elected to Parliament in 1774. DECLINE & FALL was written over 12 years and established his reputation as a pre-eminent Classical historian. David Womersley, Official Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Jesus College Oxford, is the author of The Transformation of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (CUP) and edited the 3-volume edition of DECLINE & FALL for Penguin Classics.

Product Details

Author
Edward Gibbon
Short Title
HIST OF THE DECLINE & FALL OF
Pages
795
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140437649
ISBN-13
9780140437645
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Abridged
Yes
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-01-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
notes, bibliog
Edition
1st
Edited by
David Womersley
Residence
ENK