Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: English

Occupation: Historian

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: 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)
Source/Notes: 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)

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Source/Notes: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1: Complete in Eight Volumes (1825 edition)
Source/Notes: 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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