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Gibbon, Edward 1737-1794

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Works: 2,978 works in 10,654 publications in 12 languages and 84,782 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Nonfiction novels  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autographs  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Correspondent, Former owner, Recipient, Composer, Other, Artist, Dedicatee, 070, Annotator
Classifications: DG311, 937.06
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1,306 editions published between 1771 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 8,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

424 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,925 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 decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 1955 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.I - Chapters I-XL; V. II - Chapters XLI-LXXI
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

501 editions published between 1777 and 2017 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737-94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J. B. Bury (1861-1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond. Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship. Volume 2 seeks to explain the rise of Christianity, focusing on its emergence from and early interactions with Judaism, and the nature of Christian belief and worship. It also examines the founding of Constantinople and the pagan reign of Julian
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( )

62 editions published between 1779 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1783 and 1797 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I set out upon Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [and] was immediately dominated by both the story and the style," recalled Winston Churchill. "I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all ... I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes." In the two centuries since its completion, Gibbon's magnum opus--which encompasses some thirteen hundred years as it swings across Europe, North Africa, and Asia--has refused to go the way of many "classics" and grow musty on the shelves. "Gibbon is a landmark and a signpost--a landmark of human achievement: and a signpost because the social convulsions of the Roman Empire as described by him sometimes prefigure and indicate convulsions which shake the whole world today," wrote E.M. Forster. Never far below the surface of the magnificent narrative lies the author's wit and sweeping irony, exemplified by Gibbon's famous definition of history as "little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." The third volume contains chapters forty-nine through seventy-one of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
An essay on the study of literature by Edward Gibbon( )

99 editions published between 1761 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1903 and 2017 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of Europe offers no substitute for "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." It has obtained undisputed possession, as rightful occupant, of the vast period which it comprehends. The inherent interest of the subject, the inexhaustible labor employed upon it; the immense condensation of matter; the luminous arrangement; the general accuracy; the style, which, however monotonous from its uniform stateliness, and sometimes wearisome from its elaborate air., is throughout vigorous, animated, often picturesque always commands attention, always conveys its meaning with emphatic energy, describes with singular breadth and fidelity, and generalizes with unrivalled felicity of expression; all these high qualifications have secured its permanent place in historic literature. The gradual decline of the most extraordinary dominion which has ever invaded and oppressed the world; the fall of that immense empire, erected on the ruins of so many kingdoms, republics, and states both barbarous and civilized; and forming in its turn, by its dismemberment, a multitude of states, republics, and kingdoms; the annihilation of the religion of Greece and Rome; the birth and the progress of the two new religions which have shared the most beautiful regions of the earth; the decrepitude of the ancient world, the spectacle of its expiring glory and degenerate manners; the infancy of the modern world, the picture of its first progress, of the new direction given to the mind and character of man<U+2013>such a subject must necessarily fix the attention and excite the interest of men, who cannot behold with indifference those memorable epochs, during which, in the fine language of Corneille<U+2013> 'Un grand destin commence, un grand destin s'acheve.'
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire : By Edward Gibbon, Esq ; volume the first by Edward Gibbon( )

48 editions published between 1776 and 1994 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1781 and 2018 in English and held by 689 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 by Edward Gibbon( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 1983 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical observations on the sixth book of the Æneid by Edward Gibbon( )

23 editions published between 1770 and 2005 in English and held by 381 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 377 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)
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibbon's masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the scope of the original, but in a compass equivalent to a long novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon's narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments--in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.--From publisher description
The autobiography of Edward Gibbon by Edward Gibbon( Book )

43 editions published between 1846 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of my life by Edward Gibbon( Book )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
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Alternative Names
Eduardus Gibbon

Edvard Gibon

Edvard Qibbon

Edvardas Gibonas

Edvards Gibons angļu vēsturnieks

Edward, Gibbon 1737-1794

Edward Gibbon britischer Historiker

Edward Gibbon britisk skribent og historikar

Edward Gibbon britisk skribent og historiker

Edward Gibbon Brits schrijver

Edward Gibbon britský historik

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

Gibbon, Edoardo 1737-1794

Gibbon, Édouard.

Gibbon Édouard 1737-1794

Gibbon Edouardos

Gibbōn, Edouardos 1737-1794

Gibbon Eduard

Gibbon, Eduard 1737-1794

Gibbon, Eduardo 1737-1794

Gibbon, Edw.

Gibbon Edward

Gibbon Eward

Gibbon, Eward 1737-1794

Gibbon Qunior

Gibbon, Qunior 1737-1794

Gibbons, Edward 1737-1794

Gibon, Edvard

Gibon, Edvard D.

Gibonas Eduardas

Έντουαρντ Γκίμπον

Έντουαρντ Γκίμπον Άγγλος ιστορικός και πολιτικός

Гиббон Э.

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

एडवार्ड गिबन

এডওয়ার্ড গিবন

ਐਡਵਰਡ ਗਿਬਨ

ଏଡ଼ୱାର୍ଡ ଗିବନ ଇଂରେଜ ଇତିହାସକାର ଏବଂ ପାର୍ଲିଆମେଣ୍ଟ ସଦସ୍ୟ

எட்வார்ட் கிப்பன்

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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