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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City' : the historian and his reputation, 1776-1815

Author: David Womersley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By considering the sequence of interactions between the historian and his readership, Womersley illuminates what might be called Gibbon's experience of himself, at the same time deepening our  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Womersley, David.
Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City'.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001036390
Named Person: Edward Gibbon; Edward Gibbon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Womersley
OCLC Number: 672218311
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 23 avril 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 452 p.)
Contents: I: THE HISTORIAN AND HIS REPUTATION, 1776-1788 ; II: AFTER THE DECLINE AND FALL ; III: MISCELLANEOUS WORKS
Responsibility: David Womersley.

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