The Collected Works of Edward Gibbon - Historical Works Autobiographical Writings and Private Letters Including The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his book, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, unusual at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first modern historian of ancient Rome.
Table of Contents:
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Memoirs of My Life and Writings
Private Letters of Edward Gibbon
Gibbon - Biography by J. C. Morison