The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Early Sources in Classics; 6 Volume Set)

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Few books of scholarship have held up so well to public attention over the last two hundred years. At a time when the materials for this history were scant, a mind as great as Gibbon's was able to absorb everything known on the subject and dominate it with his historical erudition and inimitable literary style.
The first volume, highly acclaimed on publication, was quickly reprinted in spite of an ambitious first print-run of 1000 copies. Careless proofreading meant numerous errors had to be rectified in later editions. It was not until the third edition, reprinted here, that the layout was improved and the footnotes appeared at the foot of each page and chapter numbers were placed in the margins.

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Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), born into a prosperous family, was by turns historian, member of the House of Commons, and member of Dr. Johnson’s Club. He is considered the greatest English Enlightenment historian on the basis of his masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) was a historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany. He was the Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford. Trevor-Roper's most famous work is The Last Days of Hitler. 

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'A masterpiece of historical penetration and style.' - Printing and the Mind of Man

'I can recollect no historical work from which I have received so much instruction ... It is a work of very high merit indeed.' - William Robertson

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