The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    Earns you the title of "encyclopedia"

    It is a supremely learned, painstakingly researched, and exquisitely written book about a fascinating part of ancient history. It is a true classic an..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2014 by Casper Paludan (New York)
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    Footnotes included

    This version includes Gibbon's lengthy (and often essential) footnotes, inserted into the body of the text (with the words "footnote" and "end footnot..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2014 by D (Coconut Grove, FL, United States)
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume III | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume III

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. In Volume III (XXVII-XXXVI), Gibbon charts the fall of the Western empire. Starting with the reign of Emperor Gratian (d. 383) his survey moves to political and religious issues in the East and West before covering the increasing military power of the Barbarians.

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