Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - AbeBooks - Edward Gibbon:It traces Western civilization as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The six volumes cover the history, from 98 to , of the Roman Empire , the history of early Christianity and then of the Roman State Church , and the history of Europe, and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire among other things. Gibbon offers an explanation for the fall of the Roman Empire , a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to attempt it. According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. He began an ongoing controversy about the role of Christianity, but he gave great weight to other causes of internal decline and to attacks from outside the Empire. The story of its ruin is simple and obvious; and, instead of inquiring why the Roman empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. The victorious legions, who, in distant wars, acquired the vices of strangers and mercenaries, first oppressed the freedom of the republic, and afterwards violated the majesty of the purple.
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These seven illustrated books include introduction, notes, and appendices by J. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Bury Text, in a boxed set. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Ams Pr Inc, Condition: New.
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Octavo, 6 volumes, three quarters morocco, titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels gilt ruled, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated. With notes by Dean Milman, M. Guizot and Dr. William Smith. In near fine condition.