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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Part II (Abridged)

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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Part II (Abridged)

Author(s):Gibbon, Edward
Artist(s) Jason, Neville, Reader • Madoc, Philip, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category History
Catalogue NA612212
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 29.39
 

 


Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon’s work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon’s stage, here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to

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