The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumes 1 to 6 (Hardcover)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumes 1 to 6 By Edward Gibbon, Hugh Trevor-Roper (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Edward Gibbon, Hugh Trevor-Roper (Introduction by)
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Edward Gibbon’s classic timeless work of ancient Roman history in 6 volumes collected into 2 box sets, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.

Easily the most famous historical chronicle in English, Gibbon’s account of Roman decline remains a remarkably fresh and vital contribution to the subject more than two centuries after its first publication.

A landmark in its time for classical and historiographical scholarship, its fame today, however, rests more on the scope and force of Gibbon’s argument and the brilliance of his style, which is still an utter delight to read. But above all, the book is a superb monument to the Enlightenment ideal of rational enquiry which Gibbon made the object of his life’s work. With an introduction by renowned scholar Hugh Trevor-Roper.

Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines. Everyman’s Library Classics include an introduction, a select bibliography, and a chronology of the author's life and times.

About the Author


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. 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780307700766
ISBN-10: 0307700763
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: December 21st, 2010
Pages: 3980
Language: English
Series: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire