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Edward Gibbon and Reasons for The Decline and Fall of Rome

Most people exposed to Roman history have heard EdwardGibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire mentioned. This workhas long been considered essential reading for those interested in the RomanEmpire, but I never got around to it for some reason. Maybe I thought it wouldbe too big to tackle – six volumes – or maybe I thought I knew why Rome fell. Itis the purpose of this blog, however, to educate and enlighten so we need toinclude the contribution of Gibbon.
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