The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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The only reason for not giving it five stars is that not all the chapters are in describedWas and always will be the definitive history of the Roman Empire, showing its classical power and its role in history!Makes a nice change to hear it rather than read it, everything I best of the edited versions of the 1776 classic your looking to get into Mr. Gibbons almost 250 year old epic, but dont like to pay for the magnificent albeit very expensive Everyman edition then this is your book!Its an abridged version with the most important chapters given in full text and the other remaining ones in short one page saving up for the full volumes as we speak, but this is great and very cheap Gibbon for the price.a necessary abridgementVery descriptive and BOOK IS GOOD !I used to go to a local library to borrow some books, but have recently begun to download free books from Amazon using my Kindle when I have time.

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There are so many footnotes that they distract from Gibbons narrative and become an impenetrable barrier to any sense of is a dreadful editing mistake and a travesty of a publication. Almost certainly many modern readers would now find the out-dated attitudes displayed towards other races commentafter reading volume six first and struggled, this was ok,bit heavy going but quite enjoyed this one,will carry on with this setThis is a lovely version but very, very abridged.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Decline-Fall-Roman-Empire/dp/B00VY9VVBS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIS3I5A33GTV7S27Q&tag=wwwcamratecom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00VY9VVBS Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbons masterpiece. Beginning in the second century at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam. It is a story that begins in Rome and ends in the capture of Constantinople by the Turks almost 1,500 years later. To aid in navigating this massive work, please refer to the accompanying PDF, which contains a table of contents and starting times for each chapter. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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