Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation, 1776-1815

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The subject of this book is the story of the conflict between Gibbon and those he mockingly dubbed the "Watchmen of the Holy City," and it explores the ramifications of an elusive aspect of authorship. By considering the sequence of interactions between the historian and his readership, Womersley makes possible a more intimate understanding of what might be called Gibbon's experience of himself. At the same time he deepens our knowledge of the conditions of English authorship during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
 

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Appendices
1
THE HISTORIAN AND HIS REPUTATION
11
Revision and Religion
35
Gibbons Vindication
43
Gibbon and Mahomet
147
s Gibbons Unfinished History
175
Autobiography in Time of Revolution
207
Three
241
Fourteen months the most barren and unprofitable of
257
The Making of Gibbons Miscellaneous Works
335
Conclusion
364
Bibliography
428
Index
446
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2002)

David Womersley is an Official Fellow and Tutor in English Literature, Jesus College, Oxford.

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