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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

by Edward Gibbon

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This volume deals with the final persecutions of the Christians before they took over, as it were. The reason I give four rather than five stars is because of Gibbons rather loquacious language and his often blase generalizations, as clarified by the editor and others. We leave the Roman Empire, such as it was, with the Goths and Vandals, and the Huns schlepping all over the place. It is interesting what Gibbons is going to do with the other three volumes. ( )
  andyray | Apr 13, 2008 |
Excellent description of the historic fall of the Roman Empire which took Gibbon about 20 years to write. ( )
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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.

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This final volume of Gibbon's celebrated work covers 1185 A.D. 1453 A.D. and explores the rise of Islam, the Crusades, the invention of gunpowder, Genghis Khan and the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests, and the beginning of the Renaissance.

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