The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Paperback)

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    Hans-Friedrich Mueller is the William D. Williams Professor of Classics at Union College in Schenectady, New York, and the author ofRoman Religion in Valerius Maximus.

    Daniel J. Boorstin, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Librarian of Congress emeritus, is the author of many books, includingThe Creators and The Discoverers.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780375758119
    Genre HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
    Format Paperback
    Pages 1258
    Publisher Date 2003-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Modern Library
    Copyright Year 20020601
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 4.75 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 2.0 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Modern Library Classics
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Gibbon, Edward

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