The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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9780140431896: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

This is an abridged edition of Gibbon's classic. Concentrating on the centuries from the age of the Antonines to the fall of the empire in the West, this volume chronicles "the triumph of barbarism and religion" in the disruption of the unified empire, the rise of Christianity, the progress of the Huns from China and the revolt of the Goths.

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History - Everybody has heard of Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall', but how many have read it? Here the ordinary reader is presented with Dero Saunnders's compact and manageable version of this great historical and literary masterpiece.

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-[Gibbon] stood on the summit of the Renaissance achievement and looked back over the waste of history to ancient Rome, as from one mountain top to another.---Christopher Dawson

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