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friedrich braun
Monday, January 31st, 2005, 08:15 PM
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679423087/102-5317243-0770512

Has anyone on TNP read this eternal classic?

Guest
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005, 12:06 AM
I have. Why?

friedrich braun
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005, 12:31 AM
I have. Why?

It's on my reading list. Probably the next book (unabridged edition) I'll read. I'm getting psyched for it. The last book of such monumental importance that I've read was the Bible.

m00sey
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005, 01:48 AM
It's on my reading list. Probably the next book (unabridged edition) I'll read. I'm getting psyched for it. The last book of such monumental importance that I've read was the Bible.
This is essential: many of the published editions edit out his footnotes, which are one of the best parts of the book

The Faroe
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 02:31 PM
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679423087/102-5317243-0770512

Has anyone on TNP read this eternal classic?Yes, after Thucydides Peloponnesian War (here’s an excellent version: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684827905/qid%3D1107440618/202-8550308-6028657), The decline and Fall is the best history book ever written. Though not for the weak of heart, more than 3000 pages.


This is essential: many of the published editions edit out his footnotes, which are one of the best parts of the bookAbsolutely. I first accidentally bought an abridged version. Penguin has an unabridged version (as well as an abridged – be sure to get the right). Though only in paperback as far as I know – and it’s missing some features, such as emperor list and translation of Edward Gibbon’s Latin & Greek notes. Also it could use some maps.
Here from the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140433937/qid%3D1107440399/202-8550308-6028657

Germany:
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140433937/qid%3D1107440932/302-4905980-1343255