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3.0 out of 5 stars Superb book, terrible abridgement, 11 Aug 2004
This review is from: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Modern Library) (Paperback)
I thought I'd wait until I'd finished reading this edition before writing a review, but after reading around 2/3rd's of the book I'm exasperated at just how much appears to have been omitted already. As noted in a previous review the reasons are noted in the foreword; but this can't excuse an almost savage excision of the military conflicts that occurred during this history. Indeed, entire civil wars are reduced to an editorial note before proceeding on to the next detail of internal conflict within the Church.
That's not to say I don't find such details interesting. It's just that in attempting to address a previous imbalance in favour of military detail, this edition has swung so far the other way you are left feeling there are gaping holes in this particular history.
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