The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)
Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which 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, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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It's been a lifetime ambition to read it; and it may take a lifetime to do so. But it will be worth it. Am reading on Kindle and am having a second rest from it, as it's not the kind of book you'd want to read straight through. It's a work to savour. Read full review