The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1

  • Wilder Publications
  • 2013
  • 398
  • English
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  • 9781627552455

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries.