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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, All 6 volumes plus Biography, Historiography and more. Over 8,000 Links (Illustrated)

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, All 6 volumes plus Biography, Historiography and more. Over 8,000 Links (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Edward Gibbon , Packard Technologies
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Includes all 6 volumes fully footnoted with over 8,000 hypertext links, active Table of Contents and more.

Also includes:
• Illustrated Biography of Andrew Gibbon
• A History of the Publication
• Modern Perspectives on the Decline (Illustrated)

NO OTHER EDITION GIVES THIS MUCH! (and takes half the space)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788–89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome."

• Volume 1:
1-The Extent Of The Empire In The Age Of The Antonines
2-The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines
3-The Constitution In The Age Of The Antonines
4-The Cruelty, Follies And Murder Of Commodus
5-Sale Of The Empire To Didius Julianus
6-Death Of Severus, Tyranny Of Caracalla, Usurpation Of Marcinus
7-Tyranny Of Maximin, Rebellion, Civil Wars, Death Of Maximin
8-State Of Persion And Restoration Of The Monarchy
9-State Of Germany Until The Barbarians
10-Emperors Decius, Gallus, Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus
11-Reign Of Claudius, Defeat Of The Goths
12-Reigns Of Tacitus, Probus, Carus And His Sons
13-Reign Of Diocletian And This Three Associates
14-Six Emperors At The Same Time, Reunion Of The Empire
15-Progress Of The Christian Religion

• Volume 2:
16-Conduct Towards The Christians, From Nero To Constantine
17-Foundation Of Constantinople etc.
18-Character Of Constantine And His Sons
19-Constantius Sole Emperor
20-Conversion Of Constantine
21-Persecution Of Heresy, State Of The Church
22-Julian Declared Emperor
23-Reign Of Julian
24-The Retreat And Death Of Julian
25-Reigns Of Jovian And Valentinian, Division Of The Empire
26-Progress of The Huns

• Volume 3:
27-Civil Wars, Reign Of Theodosius
28-Destruction Of Paganism
29-Division Of Roman Empire Between Sons Of Theodosius
30-Revolt Of The Goths
31-Invasion Of Italy, Occupation Of Territories By Barbarians
32-Emperors Arcadius, Eutropius, Theodosius II
33-Conquest Of Africa By The Vandals
35-Invasion By Attila
36-Total Extinction Of The Western Empire
37-Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity
38-Reign Of Clovis

• Volume 4:
39-Gothic Kingdom Of Italy
40-Reign Of Justinian
41-Conquests Of Justinian, Charact Of Balisarius
42-State Of The Barbaric World
43-Last Victory And Death Of Belisarius, Death Of Justinian
44-Idea Of The Roman Jurisprudence
45-State Of Italy Under The Lombards
46-Troubles In Persia
47-Ecclesiastical Discord
48-Succession And Characters Of The Greek Emperors

• Volume 5:
49-Conquest Of Italy By The Franks
50-Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants
51-Conquests By The Arabs
52-More Conquests By The Arabs
53-Fate Of The Eastern Empire
54-Origin And Doctrine Of The Paulicians
55-The Bulgarians, The Hungarians And The Russians
56-The Saracens, The Franks And The Normans
57-The Turks
58-The First Crusade

• Volume 6:
59-The Crusades
60-The Fourth Crusade
61-Partition Of The Empire By The French And Venetians
62-Greek Emperors Of Nice And Constantinople
63-Civil Wars And The Ruin Of The Greek Empire
64-Moguls, Ottoman Turkds
65-Elevation Of Timour Or Tamerlane, And His Death
66-Union Of The Greek And Latin Churches
67-Schism Of The Greeks And Latins
68-Reign Of Mahomet The Second, Extinction Of Eastern Empire
69-State Of Rome From The Twelfth Century
70-Final Settlement

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 4094 pages
  • Publisher: Packard Technologies (16 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WO8GG4
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5.0 out of 5 stars No annoying footnotes 29 July 2012
By John Meanwood TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I have the two box six volume hardback set (which looks great on the shelves) and the three volume paperback set, but this Kindle version outweighs them all because there are non of the annoying footnotes at the bottom of every page (no pages on Kindle). There are links to the notes in the text, but it is up to you whether you follow them or read it without; personally, I intend to read the entire History without the footnotes and then start again with the footnotes.

For the price, this is excellent value. For those who want the footnotes in the text, buy this instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I am no expert but I like to read history 7 Mar 2013
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This is such a scholarly work that I thought I had better mention that I am not studying the subject, just reading for pleasure.
So far I have read Volume 1 (of six) and it is surprisingly readable given that it was written 200+ years ago.

However, I found an obstacle is that everything had a different name in Roman times so the geography is hard to follow with a modern map. Even the names used by Gibbon have changed again to the names we use today. This is hardly the fault of the author, just the nature of the subject and it didn't stop me from reading on. I have to confess that I still couldn't point to the Illyrian frontier exactly but I know roughly where it is.

Maybe I just wanted to say that this work doesn't just have to be for academics. To find what is known about how Romans lived, just dip in. At the kindle price, what can you lose ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value e-book 13 Dec 2013
By Tony
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This is really a review of the e-book version rather than Gibbon's work itself. I wanted an e-book that had a decent table of contents, and handled the footnotes properly, and this edition does all that, at an excellent price. It is worth every penny of its very low price to have decent formatting and footnotes properly hyperlinked, so you can jump to them and then back to the main text smoothly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 8 Jan 2013
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This is one of the best studies of the roman Empire ever produced. particularly considering the years in which it was put onto paper.
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Very pleased with the kindle version of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. How wonderful to have this masterpiece at on's disposal
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