The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
"This abridgement is based on David Womersley's three-volume Penguin Classics edition of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete chapters from all three volumes, linked by extended bridging passages, capture the style, the argument and the architecture of the whole work."--BOOK JACKET.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcvogan1 - LibraryThing
The best history book I have ever read. I was amazed by how much I knew about Rome was based on what Gibbon wrote over two hundred years ago. On top of that the writing is wonderful. Not a page goes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stillatim - LibraryThing
Hard to know where to begin with this. His much praised style? Sure, it's better than most historians, but it still bears the scars of the eighteenth century in general, and eighteenth century self ... Read full review