The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Author:Edward Gibbon Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is still generally recognized to be the finest history ever written. Here in this highly readable abridgement of the monumental work may be found all the brilliance and sustained excellence of style, the breadth of concept, the acuteness of judgement, the extraordinary acuuracy, the urbane irony and... more » wit that have combined to make it a masterpiece.
The Decline and Fall records the history of the Roman Empire from the end of its golden age to its final political and physical disintegration twelve centuries later: from the reign of the emperor Trajan to the Fall of the West, from the age of Justinian to that of Charlemagne.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is undoubtedly the foremost study of its kind ever written. It is history at its magnificent and panormaic best.« less