The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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  • 1
    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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    (60)
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    (56)
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    (55)

    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.

    DAVID TIMSON IS AMAZING!

    Everything.

    Reviewed on April 23 2014 by Allen L. Harris (Stone Mountain, GA)
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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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    (20)
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    (20)
    Story
    (16)

    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)
  • 3
    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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    (7)
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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.

    Expand Your Vocabulary in Just 146 hours

    Since all six volumes are of a piece I am reviewing it as such. This is a massive work and I will not attempt to extol all its virtues here. I have a..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2015 by Doug D. Eigsti (Colorado Springs, Colorado United States)
  • 4
    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    (9)
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    (9)
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man endears him to the listener.

    Expand Your Vocabulary in Just 146 hours

    Since all six volumes are of a piece I am reviewing it as such. This is a massive work and I will not attempt to extol all its virtues here. I have a..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2015 by Doug D. Eigsti (Colorado Springs, Colorado United States)
  • 5
    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    (6)
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    (6)
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    (6)

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man endears him to the listener.

    Expand Your Vocabulary in Just 146 hours

    Since all six volumes are of a piece I am reviewing it as such. This is a massive work and I will not attempt to extol all its virtues here. I have a..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2015 by Doug D. Eigsti (Colorado Springs, Colorado United States)
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    In Volume VI (Chapters LVII - LXXI), Gibbon ends his masterful history by charting the rise of the Turkish nation and the birth of the Ottoman Empire, which becomes an unstoppable force as it eventually captures the remains of the Eastern Empire. Weakened under the continuing schism of the Greek and Latin Christians, the strategically important site of Constantinople becomes an easy target for Sultan Mohammed II much to the consternation and apathy of the West.

    Expand Your Vocabulary in Just 146 hours

    Since all six volumes are of a piece I am reviewing it as such. This is a massive work and I will not attempt to extol all its virtues here. I have a..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2015 by Doug D. Eigsti (Colorado Springs, Colorado United States)