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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon
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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 reader to acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

Author description

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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780140437645
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : May 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 35mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward Gibbon
  • : Paperback
  • : 848
  • : notes, bibliog