By Edward Gibbon

This smooth Library e-book variation collects all six volumes of Edward Gibbon’s towering masterpiece of classical background The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire—complete and unabridged.
Edward Gibbon’s magnum opus narrates the historical past of the Roman Empire from the second one century A.D. to its cave in within the west within the 5th century and within the east within the 15th century. along the exceptional narrative lies the author’s wit and sweeping irony, exemplified through Gibbon’s recognized definition of background as “little greater than the sign in of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
An epic chronicle of unusual literary contrast, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is greatly thought of the best paintings of background ever written. This unabridged book package of the distinguished textual content edited by way of Professor J. B. Bury, thought of a vintage because it first seemed in 1896, contains Gibbon’s personal exhaustive notes, Bury’s unique advent and index, in addition to a contemporary appraisal of Gibbon in an advent from Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin.

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D. … And their fearful vanity was disposed to confound the symptoms of a declining empire and a sinking world. It was the fashion of the times to attribute every remarkable event to the particular will of the Deity; the alterations of nature were connected, by an invisible chain, with the moral and metaphysical opinions of the human mind; and the most sagacious divines could distinguish, according to the colour of their respective prejudices, that the establishment of heresy tended to produce an earthquake, or that a deluge was the inevitable consequence of the progress of sin and error.

To take one department, our coins have increased in number. It seems a pity that he who worked at his Spanheim with such diligence was not able to make use of Eckhel’s great work on Imperial coinage which began to appear in 1792 and was completed in 1798. Since then we have had Cohen, and the special works of Saulcy and Sabatier. M. Schlumberger’s splendid study of Byzantine sigillography must be mentioned in the same connexion. The constitution and history of the Principate, and the provincial government of the early Emperors, have been placed on an entirely new basis by Mommsen and his school.

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