Edward Gibbon


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English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)

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This allowed Edward Gibbon (himself briefly a Roman Catholic) to let rip: "The profane of every age have derided the furious contests which the difference of a single diphthong exacted between the Homoousians and the Homoiousians.
The most prominent of all the historians of Rome, Edward Gibbon, in his magisterial treatise entitled The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, concluded that Christianity was principally responsible.
As the title of his book suggests, Liebeschuetz is self-consciously writing in the long shadow of Edward Gibbon and adopts a similar pessimistic perspective on the fate of cities: "decline is, emphatically, the only word to express what happened" (29).
The register includes the wedding of aristocrat Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who tricked a schoolgirl heiress into marrying him.
But Edward Gibbon reminds us in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that Rome slid almost imperceptibly from republican self-governance to imperial rule because Augustus sensed that "people would submit to slavery, provided they were respectfully assured that they still enjoyed their ancient freedom.
In fact, as Edward Gibbon demonstrated in the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, footnotes can be converted into a high form of literary art.
Philosopher David Hume and historian Edward Gibbon, among others, noted even at the time that art has also been a successful tool for tyranny.
In making his case against Islam, Warraq not only uses Bertrand Russell's "Why I am Not a Christian" model but also relies on citing long quotations from the works of Thomas Carlyle, Bruno Bauer, David Hume, Thomas Hobbes, Edward Gibbon, Thomas Paine, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and Voltaire, as well as an array of lesser-known literary artists, rationalists, historians, philosophers and scientists.
These cases--involving Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, Abner Doubleday and the "invention" of baseball, Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, and appearances by Gustave Flaubert, Woodrow Wilson, Edward Gibbon, Clement Clark Moore, and dozens of others--enliven every page as they bring useful information to bear on research techniques.
Fields, Gustave Flaubert, Sigmund Freud, Edward Gibbon, Terry Gilliam, Adolf Hitler, Norman Mailer, Thomas Mann, Mao Zedong, Octavio Paz, Beatrix Potter, Rainier Maria Rilke, Edward Said, Jean-Paul Sartre, Margaret Thatcher, Leon Trotsky, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
In Volume I, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon (1999), Pocock traced Gibbon's career to his return to England from Rome in early 1765, placing his early life within its various Enlightenment contexts.
The occupying population was estimated by Edward Gibbon to have numbered at least 200,000 fighting men and up to a million total immigrants.
Most telling, though, is this tribute from Edward Gibbon, no friend to the faith: "A high-minded and prudent leader of genius, constantly assailed by the false accusations and ignoble machinations of dishonest and mean-spirited adversaries.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield, an aristocrat from Macclesfield, plotted to abduct Ellen Turner from her Liverpool school and whisked her away across the Scottish border.