The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 of 6: Complete Text (Forgotten Books)

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"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.

Gibbon is sometimes called the first modern historian of ancient Rome. By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon's work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. His pessimism and detached use of irony was common to the historical genre of his era.

Although he published other books, Gibbon devoted much of his life (1772-1789) to this one work. His autobiography Memoirs of My Life and Writings is devoted largely to his reflections on how the book virtually became his life. He compared the publication of each succeeding volume to a newborn child." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Introduction; Preface Of The Author; Preface To The First Volume; The Extend Of The Empire In The Age Of The Anoninies. Part I.; The Extend Of The Empire In The Age Of The Anoninies. Part ii.; The Extend Of The Empire In The Age Of The Anoninies. Part iii.; The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines. Part I.; The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines. Part ii.; The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines. Part iii.; The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines. Part iv.; The Constitution In The Age Of The Antonines. Part I.; The Constitution In The Age Of The Antonines. Part ii.; The Cruelty, Follies And Murder Of Commodus. Part I.; The Cruelty, Follies And Murder Of Commodus. Part ii.; Sale Of The Empire To Didius Julianus. Part I.; Sale Of The Empire To Didius Julianus. Part ii.; Death Of Severus, Tyranny Of Caracalla, Usurpation Of Marcinus. Part I.; Death Of Severus, Tyranny Of Caracalla, Usurpation Of Marcinus. Part ii.; Death Of Severus, Tyranny Of Caracalla, Usurpation Of Marcinus. Part iii.; Death Of Severus, Tyranny Of Caracalla, Usurpation Of Marcinus. Part iv.; Tyranny Of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death Of Maximin. Part I.; Tyranny Of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death Of Maximin. Part ii.; Tyranny Of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death Of Maximin. Part iii.; State Of Persion And Restoration Of The Monarchy. Part I.; State Of Persion And Restoration Of The Monarchy. Part ii.; State Of Germany Until The Barbarians. Part I.; State Of Germany Until The Barbarians. Part ii.; State Of Germany Until The Barbarians. Part iii.; Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus. Part I.; Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus. Part ii.; Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus. Part iii.; Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus. Part iv.; Reign Of Claudius, Defeat Of The Goths. Part I.; Reign Of Claudius, Defeat Of The Goths. Part ii.; Reign Of Claudius, Defeat Of The Goths. Part iii.; Reigns Of Tacitus, Probus, Carus And His Sons. Part I.; Reigns Of Tacitus, Probus, Carus And His Sons. Part ii.; Reigns Of Tacitus, Probus, Carus And His Sons. Part iii.; Reign Of Diocletian And This Three Associates. Part I.; Reign Of Diocletian And This Three Associates. Part ii.; Reign Of Diocletian And This Three Associates. Part iii.; Reign Of Diocletian And This Three Associates. Part iv.; Six Emperors At The Same Time, Reunion Of The Empire. Part I.; Six Emperors At The Same Time, Reunion Of The Empire. Part ii.; Six Emperors At The Same Time,

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About the Author:

"Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The History is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open denigration of organized religion, though the extent of this is disputed by some critics." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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