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Gibbon, Edward definition

An eighteenth-century British historian whose masterpiece The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was conceived during a tour of Italy while, as Gibbon put it, he “sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol.” Although largely superseded by later scholarship, his work remains a classic of English historical literature.

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