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Published: 21 February 2002

464 Pages

ISBN: 9780198187332

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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City'

The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

David Womersley

A Clarendon Press Publication

  • An examination of the unfolding conflict between Gibbon and his critics, especially the spokesmen for religious orthodoxy.
  • Illuminates both the historian's career and personality and the prevailing conditions for authorship in England.