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The literature of Europe offers no substitute for “The Decline and Fall of the
Roman Empire.” It has obtained undisputed possession, as rightful occupant, of
the vast period which it comprehends. However some subjects which it embraces
Both these writers adhere almost entirely to chronological order; the
consequence is, that we are twenty times called upon to break off and resume the
thread of six or eight wars in different parts of the empire; to suspend the
operations of a ...
But as I have presumed to lay before the Public a first volume only” of the History
of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, it will perhaps be expected that I
should explain, in a few words, the nature and limits of my general plan.
1, 1776 P.S. The entire History, which is now published, of the Decline and Fall of
the Roman Empire in the West abundantly discharges my engagements with the
public. Perhaps their favourable opinion may encourage me to prosecute a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - jigarpatel - LibraryThing
Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Les hele vurderingen
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Benedict8 - LibraryThing
No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1807
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Begrenset visning - 1995