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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, David Womersley

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire



The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, David Womersley

Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.

About the Author

Edward Gibbon (1737-94) studied briefly at Magdalen College, Oxford and at Lausanne, Switzerland before being elected to Parliament in 1774. DECLINE & FALL was written over 12 years and established his reputation as a pre-eminent Classical historian. David Womersley, Official Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Jesus College Oxford, is the author of The Transformation of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (CUP) and edited the 3-volume edition of DECLINE & FALL for Penguin Classics.

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Publication date

19th June 2000


Edward Gibbon, David Womersley

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Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


848 pages


Ancient history: to c 500 CE
European history



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