The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol #3 - softcover
Author: Edward Gibbon
Editor: David Womersley
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Year: Mar 1996
Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into an epic narrative shot through with insight, irony and incisive character analysis. Sceptical about Christianity, sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was both alert to the broad pattern of events and significant revealing details.