The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

This historical work provides a comprehensive perspective on the fall of the Roman Empire, examining its decline from the height of its power in the second century A.D. through the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The author meticulously chronicles the empire's deterioration due to a variety of factors, including moral decay, economic crisis, military incompetence, barbarian invasions, and internal power struggles, while also offering insightful commentary on the broader implications for Western civilization.

The 346th greatest book of all time


Published
1776
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
3,000-4,000
Words
1,300,000
Original Language
English

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