The Resource The Cambridge companion to Edward Gibbon, edited by Karen O'Brien, Brian Young

The Cambridge companion to Edward Gibbon, edited by Karen O'Brien, Brian Young

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The Cambridge companion to Edward Gibbon
Title
The Cambridge companion to Edward Gibbon
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karen O'Brien, Brian Young
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Cambridge Companion to Edward Gibbon Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published in three instalments from 1776 to 1788, is widely regarded as the greatest work of history in the English language. Starting with the accession of the Roman Emperor Commodus in the late second century CE, Gibbon's work traverses thirteen centuries, encompassing the rises of Christianity and Islam, the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, and the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the intellectual roots, contemporary European contexts, literary style and thematic scale of Gibbon's achievement. Alongside the History, it gives an introduction to Gibbon's other works, including the Memoirs he left unfinished at his death and previously unpublished material. Leading international scholars in the fields of classics, geography, history and literature provide a comprehensive account of Gibbon's monumental account of decline, fall and global historical transformation"--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
937.0072/02
Index
index present
LC call number
DG 206 .G5 C36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Brien, Karen
  • Young, B. W.
Series statement
Cambridge companions to authors
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  • Gibbon, Edward
  • Gibbon, Edward
  • Historians
  • Rome
  • Historians
  • Historiography
  • Great Britain
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
The Cambridge companion to Edward Gibbon, edited by Karen O'Brien, Brian Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-235) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An overview of The decline and fall of the Roman Empire / J.G.A. Pocock -- Gibbon's geographies / Robert Mayhew -- Gibbon and the city of Rome / Catharine Edwards -- Do Byzantine historians still read Gibbon? / Mark Whittow -- Gibbon among the barbarians / George Woudhuysen -- Gibbon and Enlightenment history in eighteenth-century Britain / Tim Stuart-Buttle -- Gibbon and republicanism / Béla Kapossy and Richard Whatmore -- Gibbon and Catholicism / Brian Young -- Gibbon's style in The decline and fall / Fred Parker -- Gibbon's mind and libraries / Robert Mankin -- The memoirs and character of the historian / Charlotte Roberts -- Afterword : a new Gibbon manuscript / David Womersley
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781107035119
Lccn
2018002196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300795
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1015819867
  • (OCoLC)on1015819867
Label
The Cambridge companion to Edward Gibbon, edited by Karen O'Brien, Brian Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An overview of The decline and fall of the Roman Empire / J.G.A. Pocock -- Gibbon's geographies / Robert Mayhew -- Gibbon and the city of Rome / Catharine Edwards -- Do Byzantine historians still read Gibbon? / Mark Whittow -- Gibbon among the barbarians / George Woudhuysen -- Gibbon and Enlightenment history in eighteenth-century Britain / Tim Stuart-Buttle -- Gibbon and republicanism / Béla Kapossy and Richard Whatmore -- Gibbon and Catholicism / Brian Young -- Gibbon's style in The decline and fall / Fred Parker -- Gibbon's mind and libraries / Robert Mankin -- The memoirs and character of the historian / Charlotte Roberts -- Afterword : a new Gibbon manuscript / David Womersley
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781107035119
Lccn
2018002196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300795
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1015819867
  • (OCoLC)on1015819867

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