Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, Decline and Fall is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature.
In this edition, David Womersley’s selection and bridging commentary enables the reader to acquire a sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon’s achievement.
Scaling Gibbon’s Everest
Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788) must rank among the best known of unread or partly read books. At over 3,000...Read more