The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 2
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2007
Duration: 40 hours 30 minutes
This second volume of Gibbon’s masterpiece, covering a.d. 395 to a.d. 1185, recounts desperate attempts against barbarians, palace revolutions and assassinations, theological controversy, and lecheries and betrayals, all in a magnificent setting.
“Edward Gibbon, in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, has always been my cynosure…Gibbon’s mind was surely the most powerful and most lucid one that has appeared so far in the whole distinguished company of Western historians…Gibbon [produced] a masterpiece of historical research, construction, and writing which had no superior in its own genre in any literature.”—Arnold Toynbee, New York Times bestselling author