The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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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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[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" "[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 -[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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Hans-Friedrich Mueller is the William D. Williams Professor of Classics at Union College in Schenectady, New York, and the author of Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus. Daniel J. Boorstin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Librarian of Congress emeritus, is the author of many books, including The Creators and The Discoverers.

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