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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

Edward Gibbon

The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikipedia)

The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time.The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

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LibriVox Community

Length:

19h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

32:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

37:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

28:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

33:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

32:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

17:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

21:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

23:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:17