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Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire

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EDWARD GIBBON Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire--I Edward Gibbon, son of a Hampshire gentleman, was born at Putney, near London, April 27, 1737. After a preliminary education at Westminster, and fourteen "unprofitable" months at Magdalen College, Oxford, a whim to join the Roman church led to his banishment to Lausanne, where he spent five years, and acquired a mastery of the French language, formed his taste for literary expression, and settled his religious doubts in a profound scepticism. He served some years in the militia, and was a member of parliament. It was in 1764, while musing amidst, the ruins of the Capitol of Rome, that the idea of writing "The Decline and Fall" of the city first started into his mind. The vast work was completed in 1787. "A Study in Literature," written in French, and his "Miscellaneous Works," published after his death, which include "The Memoirs of his Life and Writings," complete the list of his... More > literary labours. He died of dropsy on January 16, 1794.< Less
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ISBN
9781300993414
Published
May 1, 2013
Language
English
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ePub
File Size
50.86 KB
Product ID
20999113

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