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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index

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  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108050722

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  • The pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737–94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J. B. Bury (1861–1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond. Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship. Volume 2 seeks to explain the rise of Christianity, focusing on its emergence from and early interactions with Judaism, and the nature of Christian belief and worship. It also examines the founding of Constantinople and the pagan reign of Julian.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108050722
    • length: 598 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 3 maps
    • availability: Available
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    15. The progress of the Christian religion
    16. The conduct of the Roman government towards the Christians
    17. Foundation of Constantinople
    18. Character of Constantine
    19. Constantius sole emperor
    20. The motives, progress, and effects of the conversion of Constantine
    21. Persecution of heresy
    22. Julian is declared emperor by the legions of Gaul
    23. The religion of Julian
    24. Residence of Julian at Antioch.

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