The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

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Wordsworth Editions, 1998 - 1089 pages
Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the language itself. Its length alone is a measure of its monumental quality: seventy-one chapters, of which twenty-eight appear in full in this edition. With style, learning and wit, Gibbon takes the reader through the history of Europe from the second century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 - an enthralling account by 'the greatest of the historians of the Enlightenment'.

This edition includes Gibbon's footnotes and quotations, here translated for the first time, together with brief explanatory comments, a precis of the chapters not included, 16 maps, a glossary, and a list of emperors.

 

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This is an outstanding book well worth reading. It requires concentration and frequent rereading to digest the numerous references and the requirement to have an atlas on hand to try to keep up with the details furnished.
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Contents

The Roman empire at its greatest extent in the time of Trajan AD C 100
5
The Roman empire under Diocletian AD c 300
207
The early growth of Christianity
247
Julians campaign against the Persians AD 363
509
s The Roman and Hun empires AD C 450
627
The Roman empire and the Barbarian kingdoms AD C 500
685
The growth of the Moslem empire AD 63256
783
The Moslem empire AD 750
857
The coming of the Seljuks AD C 9701070
867
Islam and Christianity on the eve of the Crusades
897
The First and Second Crusades
899
Results of the First Crusade AD C 1100
905
Results of the Third Crusade AD C 1190
967
Is The Ottoman empire before AD 1453
995
Constantinople
999
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The Byzantine empire AD C 1050
865

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