The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Wildside Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 596 pages
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Gibbon’s work traces the history of more than thirteen centuries, covering the great events as well as the general historical progression. This volume covers A.D. 180 to A.D. 395, which includes the establishment of Christianity and the Crusades.

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User Review  - donbuch1 - LibraryThing

This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Read full review

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User Review  - rylltraka - LibraryThing

The texts themselves are priceless, but the translations in this volume are seriously dated and often obscure the meaning of the Greek - especially worthy of disdain are the Aristophanes translations ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

John Bagnell Bury (16 October 1861 - 1 June 1927), known as J. B. Bury, was an Irish historian, classical scholar, Byzantinist and philologist. He objected to the label "Byzantinist" explicitly in the preface to the 1889 edition of his Later Roman Empire.

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