The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Complete 6 Volume Edition): From the Height of the Roman Empire, the Age of Trajan and the Antonines ... the State of Rome during the Middle Ages Kindle Edition  - Free Download @ Amazon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Complete 6 Volume Edition): From the Height of the Roman Empire, the Age of Trajan and the Antonines ... the State of Rome during the Middle Ages Kindle Edition - Free Download @ Amazon

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Found 29th Jun 2017
"Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me"
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West:

I. The first period may be traced from the age of Trajan and the Antonines, when the Roman monarchy, having attained its full strength and maturity, began to verge towards its decline; and will extend to the subversion of the Western Empire, by the barbarians of Germany and Scythia, the rude ancestors of the most polished nations of modern Europe. This extraordinary revolution, which subjected Rome to the power of a Gothic conqueror, was completed about the beginning of the sixth century.

II. The second period commences with the reign of Justinian, who, by his laws, as well as by his victories, restored a transient splendor to the Eastern Empire. It will comprehend the invasion of Italy by the Lombards; the conquest of the Asiatic and African provinces by the Arabs, who embraced the religion of Mahomet; the revolt of the Roman people against the feeble princes of Constantinople; and the elevation of Charlemagne, who, in the year eight hundred, established the second, or German Empire of the West

III. The last and longest period includes about six centuries and a half; from the revival of the Western Empire, till the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, and the extinction of a degenerate race of princes.

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament.

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Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 12397 KB
Print Length: 3673 pages
Publisher: Musaicum Books (28 Jun. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B073H15H3Z
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Thanks Boz..
Managed to piece together the classic hardback editions (full set) of this classic over the last few years and having access to it on the go will be great, so many thanks Boz
He didn't like the later Roman Empire - the Eastern who were Greek speakers but called themselves Romans. Byzantium (which they didn't call themselves) lasted for another thousand years and were a bullwark against the islamic tide trying to get at Europe from 9th century or so onwards. Byzantium had fascinating emperors and generals too
Thanks Boz.

I was left the complete original hardback set by my father so this will be easier to lug around.
"degenerate race of princes" actually the Byzantines were no worse than their Roman forebears in that ! X)
Grazie tante Boz!
Thanx zillions Boz. This fills in a big gap in my history studies.
Thanks OP.
Best not mention Bigus dickus then
Thanks Boz. Never going to be without a book to read with your help.
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