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DECLINE & FALL of ROMAN EMPIRE - Easton Press - Gibbons - SEALED
1453. DECLINE & FALL of ROMAN EMPIRE - Easton Press - Gibbons - SEALED . Author: Edward Gibbon Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Description: Long discontinued from Easton Press. Note the progressively decaying Roman columns on the spines. -- This edition published by Easton Press was groundbreaking with his own text and even his footnotes where he makes some of his most wry observations. This is more than a history of Rome, these are the events and issues that shaped Western Civilization. It has often been called the greatest work of history every written, in any language! This work has been a foundation of great personal libraries for over 200 years. Rome didn't fall in a day, but why did it fall? Why did languages like Etruscan die out? How did Latin give way to the various modern languages we speak today? Why did Christianity supplant paganism? How did Roman rulers use religion to hold power, or keep peace? What were the splits in the early Christian church? How did Islam begin and why did it spread like wildfire? How did the Crusades get started? How did the great cities of Venice, Paris and London begin? To know the answers to these questions is to understand much more. Gibbon enlightens us as his retelling of historic events will provide haunting parallels to civilization of our own times. The pairing of Gibbon's work with 64 etchings of incomparable Giovanni Battista Piranesi makes this a true gem and landmark publication. "The complete Gibbon spans thirteen centuries, from A.D. 180 to 1453, .... And how glorious does it swing across the gloomy and tumultu … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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