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New OUPblog Post

May 8, 2017

A new blog post by Oxford Handbooks in History author John Robertson is now available on the OUPblog:

"On 8 May 1788, Edward Gibbon celebrated the publication of the final three volumes of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire at a dinner given by his publisher Thomas Cadell. Gibbon (born 27 April 1737) was just 51; he had completed perhaps the greatest work of history ever written by an Englishman, and certainly the greatest history of what his contemporary David Hume called the “historical age,” and we think of as the Enlightenment..."

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Edward Gibbon, Enlightenment historian of religion | OUPblog