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  Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon was born in Putney in South London into a prosperous family.
Gibbon was a sickly child and his education at Westminster and at Magdalen College, Oxford, was irregular.
Between 1774 and 1783 Gibbon sat in the House of Commons, and became a lord commissioner of trade and plantations, partly because he was considered a nuisance as a politician.
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Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737 - January 16, 1794) was a groundbreaking historian, author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
He later wrote that his father, out of "perplexity rather than prudence, without preparation or delay, carried me to Oxford, and I was matriculated in the university, as a gentleman commoner of Magdalen college, before I had accomplished the fifteenth year of my age".
To prevent such an event, the elder Gibbon removed him from the University, and sent him instead to M. Pavilliard, a Protestant pastor and private tutor in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Edward Gibbon
Gibbon was born in Putney, then a town by the river Thames, near London, England.
Gibbon was ill-suited to the college atmosphere and later wrote of his 14 months there as "the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life." The most memorable event of his time at Oxford was his conversion to Roman Catholicism on June 8, 1753.
Gibbon is considered as a son of the Enlightenment and this is reflected in his famous verdict on the history of the Middle Ages: I have described the triumph of barbarism and religion.
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 Edward Gibbon; author of 'The History Of The Decline And Fall'
Edward Gibbon was the eldest of seven children born to Edward Gibbon and Julia Porten, and their only child to survive infancy.
Gibbon was elected to the House of Commons in 1774.
For Gibbon it had always been reading and study that "supplied each day, each hour, with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure," just as his library had been "the foundation" of his works and the "best comfort" of his life.
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 Fictionwise eBooks: Edward Gibbon
Gibbon's cynicism, in regards to history, viz., "little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind" added "a spice to the work which relates it to literature rather than history.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 3: The History of the Empire A.D. 1185 to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 by Edward Gibbon [History]
"Gibbon is a kind of bridge that connects the ancient with the modern ages," noted Thomas Carlyle.
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 Edward Gibbon (part 1)
To be sure, Gibbon is not blind to the fact that other cults and sects within the Empire were also competing with one another in their attempt to attract believers.
Reading Gibbon's chapters on the various aspects of Christianity -- its origin and growth; its institutions; its theology and theological discords; its heroes, heretics, and villains -- one cannot fail to be overwhelmed by his vast knowledge of the subject.
Although Gibbon judges events in the history of Rome with the serenity, detachment, and seeming objectivity of an English scholar, it is important to note that as the author of his History, he feels as a Roman, thinks as a Roman, and writes as a Roman.
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 Best of Gibbon's DECLINE & FALL
Gibbon's work is superbly written and obviously apropos to life (and, alas, world events) today.
The effect of a continuous reading of Gibbon is dazzling but you may have to postpone that for retirement or a lucky shipwreck.
Gibbon's Memoirs are worth the attention of any reader of the history but I would suggest reading it after finishing the history.
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 Wakefield, Edward Gibbon - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
WAKEFIELD, EDWARD GIBBON [Wakefield, Edward Gibbon] 1796-1862, British colonial statesman.
He was attached to the British embassies in Turin (1814-16) and Paris (1820-26), but in 1826 was convicted of an attempt to marry an heiress by trickery.
The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Edward G. Robinson III column: All-Stars ponder the future.
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 Edward Gibbon
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 Wakefield, Edward Gibbon - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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