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Edward Gibbon

Historian (8-May-1737 — 16-Jan-1794)


Harold L. Bond. The Literary Art of Edward Gibbon. Clarendon Press. 1960. 167pp.

Glen W. Bowersock (editor). Edward Gibbon and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Harvard University Press. 1977. Originally published in Daedelus, Summer 1976

J. W. Burrow. Gibbon. Oxford University Press. 1985. 117pp.

W. B. Carochan. Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian. Stanford University Press. 1987. 225pp.

Patricia B. Craddock. Young Edward Gibbon: Gentleman of Letters. John Hopkins University Press. 1982. 380pp.

Patricia B. Craddock. Edward Gibbon: Luminous Historian, 1772-1794. John Hopkins University Press. 1989. 432pp.

Patricia B. Craddock. Edward Gibbon: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co.. 1987. 476pp.

Gavin De Beer. Gibbon and His World. Viking Press. 1968. 144pp.

Edward Gibbon. Memoirs of My Life. London: Nelson. 1966.

Edward Gibbon. The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon. London: John Murray. 1896. 453pp.

Lionel Gossman. The Empire Unpossess'd: An Essay on Gibbon's Decline and Fall. Cambridge University Press. 1981. 160pp.

David P. Jordan. Gibbon and his Roman Empire. University of Illinois Press. 1971. 245pp.

D. M. Low. Edward Gibbon, 1737-1794. London: Chatto & Windus. 1937. 370pp.

Shelby T. McCloy. Gibbon's Antagonism to Christianity. University of North Carolina Press. 1933. 375pp.

Rosamond McKitterick; Roland Quinault (editors). Edward Gibbon and Empire. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 367pp.

H. H. Milman. The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq. With Selections from his Correspondence. London: John Murray. 1839. 455pp.

J. E. Norton. A Bibliography of the Works of Edward Gibbon. Oxford University Press. 1940. 272pp.

Roy Porter. Edward Gibbon: Making History. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1988. 187pp.

R. E. Prothero (editor). Private Letters of Edward Gibbon 1753-1794. London: John Murray. 1896. (2 vols.) 830pp.

Lynn White (editor). The Transformation of the Roman World: Gibbon's Problem after Two Centuries. University of California Press. 1966. 323pp.

David Womersley (editor). Edward Gibbon: Bicentenary Essays. Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation. 1997. 429pp. "Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century", issue 355

David J. Womersley. The Transformation of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Cambridge University Press. 1988. 318pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.583)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.154)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.216-18)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.397)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.201)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.247)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.209)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.112)

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