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Edward Gibbon and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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ISBN 9780674733695

Publication Date: 01/01/1977

257 pages


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  • Introduction [Myron Gilmore]
  • Edward Gibbon: The Historian of the Roman Empire [David P. Jordan]
  • Gibbon: The Formation of Mind and Character [Martine Watson Brownley]
  • Gibbon on Civil War and Rebellion in the Decline of the Roman Empire [G. W. Bowersock]
  • Gibbon’s Views on Culture and Society in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries [Peter Brown]
  • Gibbon and Byzantium [Steven Runciman]
  • Gibbon on Muhammad [Bernard Lewis]
  • Gibbon from an Italian Point of View [Arnaldo Momigliano]
  • Tradition and Experience: The Idea of Decline from Bruni to Gibbon [Peter Burke]
  • Between Machiavelli and Hume: Gibbon as Civic Humanist and Philosophical Historian [J. G. A. Pocock]
  • Edward Gibbon: Contraria Sunt Complementa [Stephen R. Graubard]
  • From the Decline of Erudition to the Decline of Nations: Gibbon’s Response to French Thought [Jean Starobinski]
  • Civilization and Barbarism in Gibbon’s History [François Furet]
  • Edward Gibbon: Historien-Philosophe [Frank E. Manuel]
  • Gibbon’s Humor [John Clive]
  • Gibbon and the History of Art [Francis Haskell]
  • The Impact of French Literature on Gibbon [Robert Shackleton]
  • Gibbon and the Church Historians [Owen Chadwick]
  • Toward the Decline and Fall: Gibbon’s Other Historical Interests [Giuseppe Giarrizzo]
  • With Gibbon in Puerto Rico [Reuben A. Brower]
  • Index

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