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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume I

Edward Gibbon

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars of subsequent ages. The sheer scale of the subject is daunting, encompassing a millennium and a half of history, covering not merely the Western Roman Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in A.D. 476, but also the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until it was vanquished by the Turks in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical scholar, part sensational story-teller, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who, writing in the age of reason, endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. It is meticulously planned, and charts the fall and rise of Western mankind from the dust of the Empire into the modern nations of Europe. The work consists of 71 chapters, 2,136 paragraphs, some one million and a half words, and close to 8,000 footnotes: a magnum opus indeed by anyone’s standards.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

22h 40m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

10:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

10:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

10:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:18


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

11:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

10:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:57


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:50


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:16


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

10:35


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

11:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:14


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

10:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

10:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:07


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

10:31


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:51


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

10:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

10:40


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

10:20


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:30


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:28


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

10:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

10:17


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

10:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:39


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

10:09


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

10:30


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:50


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:33


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

11:05


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:48


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:56


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

10:32


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:57


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:16


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:07


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:51


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

10:25


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

10:41


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:30


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

10:06


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:06


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

09:47


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:40


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:08