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Gibbon, Edward 1737-1794

Overview
Works: 2,089 works in 7,589 publications in 5 languages and 70,647 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Fiction  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Correspondent, Composer, Creator, Former owner, Owner, Annotator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR3476, 937.06
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Most widely held works by Edward Gibbon
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
540 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 11,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance
The history of the decline & fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
1,025 editions published between 1776 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 7,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into an epic narrative shot through with insight, irony and incisive character analysis." "Famously sceptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was alert to both the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. Attacked for its enlightened views on politics, sexuality and religion, the first volume was none the less soon to be found 'on every table' and was widely acclaimed for the elegance of its prose. Gripping, powerfully intelligent and wonderfully entertaining, it is the greatest work of history in the English language, and ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age." "This abridgement is based on David Womersley's three-volume Penguin Classics edition of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete chapters from all three volumes, linked by extended bridging passages, capture the style, the argument and the architecture of the whole work." --Book Jacket
Great books of the Western World. Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc., in collaboration with the University of Chicago by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
18 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A massive set of classic books includes the most influential works of literature, philosophy, and science, in the history of the West
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( )
47 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gibbon's Decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
33 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An abridged, profusely illustrated edition of the classic work originally published in six volumes from 1776 to 1788
Essai sur l'étude de la littérature by Edward Gibbon ( )
81 editions published between 1761 and 2005 in French and English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The portable Gibbon : the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1948 and 1965 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire By Edward Gibbon, Esq; in six volumes. by Edward Gibbon ( )
108 editions published between 1781 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( )
95 editions published between 1781 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries
A vindication of some passages in the fifteenth and sixteenth chapters of the History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire By the author by Edward Gibbon ( )
38 editions published between 1779 and 2010 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gibbon for moderns; The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, with lessons for America today by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
104 editions published between 1781 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries
The decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon ( )
57 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Christianity: comprising all that relates to the progress of the Christian religion in "The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire," and A vindication of some passages in the 15th and 16th chapters by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
22 editions published between 1882 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The triumph of Christendom in the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative by John Lord Sheffield. by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
57 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the study of literature by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
24 editions published between 1764 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical observations on the sixth book of the Æneid by Edward Gibbon ( )
21 editions published between 1770 and 1794 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
84 editions published between 1781 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries
 
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Alternative Names
Gibbon, E. (Edward), 1737-1794
Gibbon, Edoardo 1737-1794
Gibbon, Édouard.
Gibbon, Édouard, 1737-1794
Gibbōn, Edouardos 1737-1794
Gibbon, Eduard, 1737-1794
Gibbon, Eduardo, 1737-1794
Gibbon, Edw.
Gibbon, Edward
Gibbon, Eward 1737-1794
Gibbon, Qunior 1737-1794
Gibbons, Edward 1737-1794
Гиббон, Эдуард, 1737-1794
إدوارد جيبون، 1737-1794
ギボン, E
ギボン, エドワード
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English (2,578)
French (77)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Irish (1)
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