Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), English historian. It was on a visit to Rome that he conceived the idea of his magnificent and panoramic history The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 vol., 1776–88) which won immediate acclaim, despite some harsh criticism. Gibbon himself was assured of the greatness of his work, which is, indeed, one of the most-read historical works of modern times.
interesting to see the parallels between our society and societies of the pastPublished 3 hours ago by KCS
Every sentence sings off the page. You will walk down the streets of Rome, fight against a hundred thousand barbarians, you will ride with the prophet, march in the crusades, and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Sean Doyle
One of the Classic books of history, this book should be read with the awareness that knowledge and thinking about the state and dissolution of the Roman Empire has changed in the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kerri2
Wonderful classic. Maybe need the internet nearby to look up the references. This is a great introduction to Roman politics and how their government progressed throughout the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Justin C.
Colorfully written. Roman history seems to be war & internal disorder .Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Although very much out of date, this is still a classic on history. I enjoyed this book immensely. I downloaded it for free for use with my kindle. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dale McIntier
Unique! It set the bar for historical research and writing. A classic that, once read, becomes the standard for other histories..Published 5 months ago by Robert G. Ebenau