The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - A One Volume Abridgement by D. M. Low.
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Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York, 1960. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and the author's initials blind-stamped to the front board with pictorial maps on endpapers. 6" x 9" Tall. 924 pages.
It was in Rome in 1764, Gibbon records, "on the fifteenth of October in the gloom of evening, as I sat musing on the Capitol that I conceived the first thought of my history." But it was many years before he "grappled with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire."
The classic history of Rome and Byzantium - an account of the Roman Empire. Rome - Empire, 30 B. C. - 476 A. D. Byzantine Empire - Ancient Rome - 138-476.
Gibbon is one of those few writers who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the roll of great historians. He is the clearest example that brilliance of style and accuracy of statement are perfectly compatible in an historian. Includes an Index: Edward Gibbon, Roman Empire, History, Vandals, Empress Theodora, Roman Senate, Persia, Christianity, Licinius, Emperor Maximian, Hannibal, Galerius, Diocletian, Constantine the Great, Augustus, Armenia, Alexandria).
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