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Edward Gibbon and his age

Edmund Blunden

Edward Gibbon and his age

by Edmund Blunden

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rome,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.,
    • Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.,
    • Historians -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Scholars -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- Historiography.,
    • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint of the 1935 ed. printed for the University of Bristol by J. W. Arrowsmith, Bristol, which was issued as the 1935 Arthur Skemp memorial lecture.

      Statement[by] Edmund Blunden.
      SeriesArthur Skemp memorial lecture,, 1935.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG206.G5 B6 1974b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination38 p.
      Number of Pages38
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5052906M
      ISBN 100841432872
      LC Control Number74014702
      OCLC/WorldCa1008142

      Edward Gibbon () was, as we said, a notable English historian known best for his six-volume history of the Roman Empire. In addition to being a historian, Gibbon also served as a . The book was a sensation, and the first printing sold out within a fortnight. Later volumes were published in greater numbers to satisfy the immense demand. His detestation of enthusiasm is a mark of his age, and he is no less severe on pagan than on Christian superstition. Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known.

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Edward Gibbon was one of the world's greatest historians and a towering figure of his age. When he died in he left behind the unfinished drafts of his Memoirs, which were posthumously edited by his friend Lord Sheffield, and remain an astonishing portrait of a rich, full life.

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Edward Gibbon, (born May 8 [Ap Old Style],Putney, Surrey, England—died JanuLondon), English rationalist historian and scholar best known as the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (–88), a continuous narrative from the 2nd century ce to the fall of Constantinople in Life.

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― Edward Gibbon, quote from The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire “The policy of the emperors and the senate, as far as it concerned religion, was happily seconded by the reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects.

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