Edward Gibbon

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Noun1.Edward Gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)Edward Gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
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Volume One, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764 traces Gibbon's early days while volume two, Narratives of Civil Government, winds up this erudite study of the man who tried to construct 'an Enlightened narrative of an age doubly preceding "the Enlightened narrative" written by others'.
As Edward Gibbon said, ``The wind and the wave are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Postman argues that the scientific, religious, political, and educational insights provided by Enlightenment thinkers such as Goethe, Voltaire, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin offer a model of sane authority and meaningful purpose that is sorely lacking in today's computer-driven culture.
Note the link to the pervasive theme in English historiography which sought to track the malaise of the imperial project in terms exemplified by Gibbon's famous study of 'the decline and fall' of the Roman Empire; Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [1776-88] (London, 1910).
The book includes essays on such diverse historians of European culture as Edward Gibbon, Voltaire, Seroux d'Agincourt, William Roscoe, J.
Edward Gibbon, who possessed Muratori's Annali d'Italia (1753-1756) and Antiquitates Italicae Medii Aevi (1738-1742), did not fail to acknowledge his debt to the Modenese scholar: "Through the darkness of the middle ages I explored my way in the Annals and Antiquities of Italy of the learned Muratori" (Memoirs of My Life, ed.
The term was applied by historian Edward Gibbon and psychologist Carl Jung and is now accepted by educators and psychologists of all faiths.
Critics compared aspects of Joseph Wambaugh's latest novel to James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, Raymond Chandler's noir classics, and--wait for it--the work of British historian Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire): an overstatement in all three cases, to be sure, though the kernel of truth in each is based on Wambaugh's reputation as a crime writer's crime writer.
In a long and proud tradition following in the stacks of Edward Gibbon and Montaigne, I invented my own traveling library for the purpose, something I call a capsa, after the leather buckets used in antiquity to carry scrolls.
This idea was enshrined for the ages by Edward Gibbon in his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.
There are chapters on Edward Gibbon and Henry Adams, the greatest historian-autobiographers; the choice of history as a vocation; historians' involvement in, and keen sense of personal insignificance in relation to, world historical events of their time; and the Holocaust, the event that more than any other stimulated autobiographical reflection among historians.