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Edward Gibbon
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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged) (2013 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780812984835
Edward Gibbon
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Vol. 1, Chap. 49. - The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (1776)
Edward Gibbon
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Vol. 1, Chap. 11. - The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (1776)
Edward Gibbon
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The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon: with memoirs of his life and writing composed by himself, illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative (1837 edition)
Edward Gibbon
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr. with the omission of all passages of an irreligious or immoral tendency, by T. Bowdler (1826 edition)
Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1: Complete in Eight Volumes (1825 edition)
Edward Gibbon
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The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon: with memoirs of his life and writing composed by himself, illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative (1837 edition)


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Born: May 8, 1737

Died: January 16, 1794 (aged 56)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Historian

Bio: Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.

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