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Gibbon, Edward 1737-1794

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Works: 2,302 works in 9,912 publications in 13 languages and 82,331 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Nonfiction novels  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Fantasy fiction  Autographs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Recipient, Composer, Former owner, Artist, Other, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Owner, Annotator
Classifications: DG311, 937.06
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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1,942 editions published between 1388 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 18,276 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 portable Gibbon : the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

284 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged edition of Edward Gibbon's 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' compresses 13 turbulent centuries into a single epic narrative
The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( )

114 editions published between 1781 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great books of the Western World. Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc., in collaboration with the University of Chicago by Edward Gibbon( Book )

64 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.I - Chapters I-XL; V. II - Chapters XLI-LXXI
A vindication of some passages in the fifteenth and sixteenth chapters of The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( )

60 editions published between 1779 and 2018 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

442 editions published between 1777 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume one takes the reader from the extent and military force of the Empire, in the Age of the Antonines, to the reunion of the Empire under the authority of Constantine
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire : volume 1 by Edward Gibbon( )

104 editions published between 1840 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind, ' recorded Edward Gibbon with characteristic exactitude. Over a period of some twenty years, the luminous eighteenth-century historian--a precise, dapper, idiosyncratic little gentleman famous for rapping his snuff-box--devoted his considerable genius to writing an epic chronicle of the entire Roman Empire's decline. His single flash of inspiration produced what is arguably the greatest historical work in any language--and surely the most magnificent narrative history ever written in English. 'Gibbon is one of those few who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the roll of great historians, ' noted Professor J.B. Bury, his most celebrated editor. This three-volume Modern Library edition of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire--with Gibbon's notes--is edited with a general introduction and index by Bury, along with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin. The Volumes are illstrated with reproductions of etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi. The first volume contains chapters one through twenty-six of The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire
An essay on the study of literature by Edward Gibbon( )

92 editions published between 1761 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( )

63 editions published between 1845 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776 and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, and VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. The work covers the history, from 98 to 1590, of the Roman Empire, the history of early Christianity and then of the Roman State Church, and the history of Europe, and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, unusual at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome". Gibbon offers an explanation for the fall of the Roman Empire, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to attempt the task. According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. They had become weak, outsourcing their duty to defend their empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, were unwilling to live a tougher, military lifestyle. In addition, Gibbon argued that Christianity created a belief that a better life existed after death, which fostered an indifference to the present among Roman citizens, thus sapping their desire to sacrifice for a larger purpose. He also believed that Christianity's comparative pacifism tended to hamper the traditional Roman martial spirit
The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esq. : with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters by Edward Gibbon( Book )

104 editions published between 1796 and 2017 in English and French and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the death of Edward Gibbon (1737-94), his unpublished papers were left to his friend John Baker Holroyd, first earl of Sheffield, who published them in two volumes in 1796. Volume 2 contains abstracts from Gibbon's reading, with his reflections on what he read, and extracts from his journal (sometimes in French, with a parallel translation), short pieces on various aspects of Roman history, an outline of his planned history of the world from the ninth to the end of the fifteenth century, literary criticism, a history of the House of Brunswick (ancestors of the Hanoverian British royal family), and a riposte to a criticism of his own great work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, which is also reissued (in the 1896-1900 edition by J. B. Bury) in the Cambridge Library Collection
Critical observations on the sixth book of the Æneid by Edward Gibbon( )

23 editions published between 1770 and 2005 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon( )

30 editions published between 1783 and 1825 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( )

35 editions published between 1781 and 1784 in English and held by 362 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 held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vindication of some passages in the fifteenth and sixteenth chapters of the History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, by Edward Gibbon has special t.p. and separate paging (vi, [7]-86 p. at end)
Gibbon for moderns; The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, with lessons for America today by Edward Gibbon( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, and other selected writings by Edward Gibbon( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of Christendom in the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire : By Edward Gibbon, Esq ; Volume the second by Edward Gibbon( )

17 editions published in 1781 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Eduardus Gibbon

Edvard Gibon

Edvard Qibbon

Edvardas Gibonas

Edvards Gibons angļu vēsturnieks

Edward Gibbon britischer Historiker

Edward Gibbon britisk skribent og historikar

Edward Gibbon britisk skribent og historiker

Edward Gibbon Brits schrijver

Edward Gibbon English historian and Member of Parliament

Edward Gibbon historiador

Edward Gibbon historien anglais et homme politique

Edward Gibbon historyk angielski

Edward Gibbon storico e scrittore inglese

Gibbon.

Gibbon 1737-1794

Gibbon, E.

Gibbon, E. 1737-1794

Gibbon, E. (Edward), 1737-1794

Gibbon, Edoardo 1737-1794

Gibbon, Édouard.

Gibbon Édouard 1737-1794

Gibbōn, Edouardos 1737-1794

Gibbon, Eduard.

Gibbon, Eduard 1737-1794

Gibbon, Eduardo 1737-1794

Gibbon, Edw.

Gibbon Edward

Gibbon, Eward 1737-1794

Gibbon, Qunior 1737-1794

Gibbons, Edward 1737-1794

Έντουαρντ Γκίμπον

Έντουαρντ Γκίμπον Άγγλος ιστορικός και πολιτικός

Гиббон, Эдуард

Гиббон, Эдуард 1737-1794

Едвард Гибон

Едуард Гибън

Едуард Гіббон

Едуард Гіббон британський історик, член Парламенту

Эдвард Гиббон английский историк

Эдуард Гібан

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אדוארד גיבון

ג'יבון, אדוארד 1737-1794

גיבן, אדוארד

إدوارد جيبون

إدوارد جيبون، 1737-1794

ادوارد گیبون تاریخ‌نگار و نویسنده بریتانیایی

ایڈورڈ گبن

جيبون

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এডওয়ার্ড গিবন

ਐਡਵਰਡ ਗਿਬਨ

ଏଡ଼ୱାର୍ଡ ଗିବନ ଇଂରେଜ ଇତିହାସକାର ଏବଂ ପାର୍ଲିଆମେଣ୍ଟ ସଦସ୍ୟ

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ಗಿಬ್ಬನ್, ಎಡ್ವರ್ಡ್

എഡ്‌വേഡ് ഗിബ്ബൺ

เอ็ดเวิร์ด กิบบอน

ဂစ်ဗန် အက်ဒွပ်

ედუარდ გიბონი

기번, 에드워드 1737-1794

기빈, 에드워드 1737-1794

길본, 애덕화 1737-1794

에드워드 기번

エドワード・ギボン

ギボン, E

ギボン, エドワード

爱德华·吉本 英国历史学家

愛德華·吉朋

愛德華·吉朋 英國歷史學家

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The portable Gibbon : the decline and fall of the Roman EmpireThe History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman EmpireGreat books of the Western World. Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc., in collaboration with the University of ChicagoA vindication of some passages in the fifteenth and sixteenth chapters of The history of the decline and fall of the Roman EmpireThe history of the decline and fall of the Roman EmpireThe decline and fall of the Roman Empire : volume 1The decline and fall of the Roman Empire