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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index, Paperback / softback Book

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index Paperback / softback

Edited by J. B. Bury

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Classics series

Paperback / softback

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The pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737-94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.

Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J.

B. Bury (1861-1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond.

Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship.

Volume 4 focuses on the fifth and sixth centuries CE, examining the Vandal sack of Rome and the fall of the Western Empire, the conversion of barbarians to Christianity, the Saxon conquest of Britain, and the wars of the Goths and the Vandals.

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