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21. View of the Art of Colonization
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22. Barbarism and Religion, Vol. 1:
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23. History of the Decline and Fall
24. History of the Decline and Fall
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25. Edward Gibbon and Empire
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26. The Life and Letters of Edward
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27. The Autobiographies of Edward
 
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28. The History of the Decline and
 
29. Autobiography of Edward Gibbon
 
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30. Memoirs of My Life (Penguin Classics)
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31. Memoirs of the Life and Writings
32. History of the Decline and Fall
33. The English essays of Edward Gibbon
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34. Memoirs of the Life and Writings
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35. Studio Space
 
36. Gibbon's the decline and fall
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37. The Decline and Fall of the Roman
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38. The History of the Decline and
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39. The Autobiography and Correspondence
 
40. Literary Art of Edward Gibbon

21. View of the Art of Colonization (Reprints of Economic Classics)
 Hardcover: 513 Pages (1969-12)
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Wakefield's final, lengthy--and most polemical--exposition of the principles of his theory of colonization first offered in A Letter from Sydney and further elaborated in England and America. Wakefield has been credited with anticipating two key theoretical concepts of economic development in the nineteenth century--the strategic significance of social overhead capital and the desirability of balanced economic growth. ... Read more


22. Barbarism and Religion, Vol. 1: The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764
by J. G. A. Pocock
Paperback: 356 Pages (2001-04-02)
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Asin: 0521797594
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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In this first volume, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, John Pocock follows Gibbon through his youthful exile in Switzerland and his criticisms of the Encyclop├ędie and traces the growth of his historical interests down to the conception of the Decline and Fall itself. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Enlightenments, Not Enlightenment
This is the introductory volume to Pocock's masterful study of Gibbon and the Enlightenment. The volume is readable and intensely well-written--clarifying abstract and arcane philosophical and historical minutiae with finesse and grace. The historian's writing style is easily gotten used to and anyone who's read Gibbon will certainly appreciate the aesthetics of Pocock's narrative. Readers used to Hemingway's style might find some getting used to the longer paragraphs but even the Grand Old Man appreciated master storytellers. And Pocock is surely that and more. This is easily the greatest work by one of the greatest English-speaking historians in history.

Pocock's master-plan is ambitious and you might need to reread some chapters to get the full impact and import of what he's saying. He marshals some powerful analytical tools to arrange his material but the technical apparatus rarely shows, unless you go looking for it. Should yo do so, you'll find not only a master narrativist but also a formidable philosopher working behind the scenes.

The book, as you might guess, is not simply about Gibbon the historian. It is also about how historians write history and how, especially, the historian is influenced by the ideas and assumptions of their lives and the times they live in and through. In this way, Pocock's work here is as much about Gibbon as it is about the Enlightenment. Therefore, in the process of delving into Gibbon's life and thought, we also come into contact with Hume, Voltaire, and Adam Smith.

Pocock unearths some starling angles of interpretation on the Enlightenment that undermine the stereotypes of that era. Perhaps one of Pocock's more arresting assertions is that there was not just one Enlightenment but several Enlightenments. This insight alone is worth the price and time spent on getting the entire series.

1-0 out of 5 stars Subtext: Not Gibbon's Text
This a masterful display of Pocock's ability to marshal the minutia of history over and against the History under discussion - judging great works by a morass of trivia. The difficulty with such a discussion of Gibbon is its ability to tyrannize the reader's perception of a work by appealing to such a vast amount of data. There is no doubt Pocock may be correct concerning every single point, but one cannot know on his authority alone.

The book has scholarly merit, but it should be the last thing on anyone's list who wants to understand Gibbon on Gibbon's own terms. ... Read more


23. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 764 Pages (2008-10-21)
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2 is a book written by Edward Gibbon. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2 is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Edward Gibbon is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2 would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars GIVE ME THE UNEDITED!
The first volume I downloaded was wonderful and original.The shock I had when reading this was great, as some Christian bisop uses this to argue with a dead author and interrups constantly. BAD and ANNOYING ... Read more


24. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, all six volumes in a single file
by Edward Gibbon
Kindle Edition: Pages (2008-05-02)
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The complete 6-volume work, which covers from the reign of Marcus Aurelius to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. According to Wikipedia: "Edward Gibbon (1731-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The History is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose..."This version has justified (instead of ragged) right margin.We offer another Kindle edition with an active table of contents.Amazon's conversion software makes it impossible to provide both in a single edition. Choose which one works best for you.
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25. Edward Gibbon and Empire
Paperback: 368 Pages (2002-07-18)
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To understand Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire properly it is necessary to have knowledge of his historiographical and philosophical context. Gibbon is considered here not just for what he reveals of eighteenth-century intellectual attitudes, but for his forceful interpretation of the period. Leading experts in the field about which Gibbon himself wrote enter into dialogue with historians of the eighteenth century. New light is thereby thrown not only on Gibbon's text, but also on the degree to which he can be regarded as a trustworthy guide to late antiquity and the Middle Ages in the late twentieth century. ... Read more


26. The Life and Letters of Edward Gibbon: With His History of the Crusades. Verbatim Reprint, With Copious Index [ 1889 ]
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 522 Pages (2009-08-10)
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Originally published in 1889.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


27. The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon: Printed verbatim from hitherto unpublished MSS., with an introduction by the Earl of Sheffield
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 455 Pages (2001-12-14)
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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1896 edition by John Murray, London. ... Read more


28. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (FOLIO SOCIETY, 8 Volumes)
by Edward Gibbon
 Hardcover: Pages (1995)
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Reissued in new bindings with antiqued cream color paper, ruled in gilt and with red and blue labels on spines. Housed in two slipcases. ... Read more


29. Autobiography of Edward Gibbon (World's Classics, No 139)
by Edward Gibbon
 Hardcover: 372 Pages (1980-06)
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Isbn: 0192501399
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The preparation for writing a classic
In this short work Gibbon essentially describes the background to his writing his great work " The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". He tells the story of his sickly childhood, his less than satisfactory education at Oxford. He tells essentially how his hunger for knowledge led to the great self- education which is preparation for the writing of his work. There is also the story of his falling in love, and his obedience to his father's rejection of the match. The great turning point moment of his life is described as follows," It was at Rome , on the 15th of October 1764,as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol ,while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind."
The majesty of the great prose style of the 'Decline and Fallis also felt in this work. ... Read more


30. Memoirs of My Life (Penguin Classics)
by Edward Gibbon
 Paperback: 240 Pages (2001-12-10)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Edward Gibbon had a complex and unhappy personal life. At Oxford he was converted to the Roman church and was consequently sent by his father to Lausanne to be Calvinized. There he fell in love with Suzanne Curchod (later the wife of Necker and the mother of Madame de Stael). His father disapproved and Gibbon reports the outcome in the now famous words "I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son". From this point on he devoted himself to his reading and writing, as well as having a military and parliamentary career in England before returning to Lausanne to finish "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". He finished his days under the roof of his friend the Earl of Sheffield, who first edited these memoirs for publication. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I concur with the review of "a reader"
The review, "Gibbon's fragments fashioned into a fascinating whole", written on May 18, 1998, was the basis upon which I purchased this book, and experience proved it entirely accurate and deserving of the many Helpful votes.

In my review of Betty Radice's edition of Gibbon's Memoirs, I will begin with the negatives, which as you might guess from my five star rating, are minor and failed to distract from my enjoyment and education. However, take into account I am unacquainted with other editions or publishers, and chose this one solely based on what I read on Amazon. There may be better editions available; mainly I am reacting to Gibbon rather than this particular version.

Based upon fragments pieced together, his Memoirs have several instances where the same paragraph or sentence, mildly altered, is repeated a few pages forward. This is an annoying and unnecessary defect, but our editor shrinks from presuming to edit Gibbon, though I would say, in this case, courage might not have set the Master turning in his grave, and would spare readers needless confusion.

The very necessary (due to Gibbon's frequent obscure references) Notes which are not authored by Gibbon are unwisely located at the very end of the book, rather than at the bottom of the page where they occur. This necessitates flipping back and forth.

The Publisher, Penguin, used a small font which punishes the eyes, in order to spare the cost of an extra fifty pages or so. It is a sad commentary they held this important work in such apparent contempt, but probably it was not destined to sell many copies, with its lack of the requisite sex and violence.

With its depiction of a human being strangely specialized to be a pure intellect that, by deliberate choice, spends an entire lifetime working with thoughts and ideas, this book may fail to appeal to all readers, but anyone who loves, as I do, Gibbon's masterpiece, "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," must be burning with curiosity about the author, which often happens when one finds a writer one really likes. Personally, I found the Memoirs fascinating and read every page with eagerness.

The author reveals his pecadillos: vanity, a disdain for physical exercise, intellectual elitism, and a disdain for representative government. But we also appreciate his virtues: courage, diligence, duty, intellectual honesty, loyalty, and not least of all, genius. If you paid over fifty dollars for the Decline and Fall, as I did, and really plan to read it over the course of a year or so, then why not lay out a few extra dollars for the Memoirs?

4-0 out of 5 stars Gibbon's fragments fashioned into a fascinating whole.
Edward Gibbon left only six incomplete manuscripts detailing his life and efforts at the time of his death.The editor, B. Radice, surpassing all previous efforts has edited them into a concise, remarkably fluid narrative. She has wisely included the various self-criticisms that his first editor, John Holroyd, left out of the first 1796 edition of the Memoirs and they reveal Gibbon to be not merely a formidable intellect and perspicacious observer of both English and Swiss society but also witty, a bit vain, self-indulgent, and more approachable than his reputation would suggest.Occasionnaly the odd sentence or fragment is repeated to ill effect and the fragmentary nature of this work provides its own frustrations: Gibbon will start discussing an intriguing subject such as the writing of the Decline and Fall and then suddenly shift to another subject.And even though Gibbon avoids the embarassing candor which crops up in Rousseau, one could argue that even in its unfinished form, there's a bit too much polish on the surface- Gibbon obviously sees his life as something of a finished product and the self-reflection of the earlier part becomes a bit too self-congratulatory later on.Moroever, the editors have provided two sets of footnotes for the seventh and eighth chapters - theirs and Gibbon's, which makes for a lot of back and forth reading.Still, Gibbon's account of the difficulties in finding time to read, to research, and to cultivate his intellect in the face of outside engagements, as well as his lucid observations on his family life, his friendships and his decision not to marry make for compelling reading.Rarely has such a figure provided so thorough an account of his life in so little space.For anyone who wants a clearly written and forthright account of why Gibbon came to be the man he was would surely profit from a persual of this engaging little work. ... Read more


31. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon: Ed., With Introduction and Notes, by Oliver Farrar Emerson .... (1898)
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 364 Pages (2009-03-01)
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Originally published in 1898.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


32. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4
by Edward Gibbon
Kindle Edition: Pages (2004-07-01)
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4 is a book written by Edward Gibbon. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4 is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Edward Gibbon is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4 would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library. ... Read more


33. The English essays of Edward Gibbon
by Edward Gibbon
Hardcover: 670 Pages (1972-03-01)

Isbn: 0198124961
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34. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1
by Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Sheffield
Paperback: 332 Pages (2010-01-12)
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Asin: 114252048X
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


35. Studio Space
by Joel Meadows, Gary Marshall, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Tim Bradstreet, Howard Chaykin, Sean Phillips, Duncan Fegredo, Joe Kubert, Mike Mignola, Tim Sale, George Pratt, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adam Hughes, Sergio Toppi, Walter Simonson, Jim Lee
Paperback: 320 Pages (2008-05-28)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Offering a unique glimpse at the way that the finest comic artists work, visiting their studios and getting into their mindset, Studio Space also discusses the training that the artists undertook, their big break, and whether their working methods have changed over the years. Showcases the creators of Watchmen, 300, Sin City, Hellboy, and many more! ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A fun read.
If these artists are your fav - good reading.Would have like to have seen more of their actual studio spaces and read more about what they use and why -

5-0 out of 5 stars Gives depth to the comics you already read
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R7M7OTLZ4GY1Q Comic book readers are in for a treat with this book. 20 renowned artists come together in this book to talk about their life, career and art.

These artists write in first person, talking about how they got started in art, their influences, their schools, studio space and work flow. Included are artworks they have done over their careers with their thoughts. There are really interesting stuff like cringing at old work, or reading about the artist wanting to be with their girlfriends than at the drawing board.

The writeup is authentic and raw. It's very inspiring and motivating to know a bit about the people who create great comics.

At 320 pages, some might complain that the pages devoted to each artists might not be enough. True, but there's a always a compromise between variety and depth.

Since the book is titled Studio Space, there's a good amount written on the artists' working style. Read about their choice of medium, the preparation they do for their projects, where they work and other things they think about. Oh, no, this book doesn't contain a lot of photos into their actual work area.

This book provides incredible depth to comics we read, by giving us the back stories through the eyes of the creators.

Here are the list of 20 artists featured:
Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd, Invisibles)
Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, The Originals, Green Lantern)
Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Hellblazer)
Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Mighty Love)
Sean Phillips (Hellblazer, Criminal)
Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy, Enigma)
Joe Kubert (Sgt Rock, Enemy Ace, Kubert School)
Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
Tim Sale (Heroes, Batman Long Halloween)
George Pratt (Batman, Enemy Ace)
Tommy Lee Edwards (Matrix, Batman Begins, Star Wars)
Adam Hughes (Star Wars, Ghost, Wonder Woman)
Sergio Toppi
Walter Simonson (Elric, Thor, Manhunter)
Jim Lee (Batman, X-Men, Superman)
Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, Dark Knight Returns)
Bryan Talbot (Luther Arkwright, Alice in Sunderland)
Alex Ross (Superman, Batman, Marvels)
Steve Dillon (Preacher, Wolverine)
Dave Taylor (Tongue Lash, Batman)

There should be another volume coming up as I've read on blogs that the authors, Joel Meadows and Gary Marshall, are looking for more artists to interview.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)

5-0 out of 5 stars CreativeExcellence !
The book was a great source of information that gives you an insight on top creative professionals. It's an enjoyable reference of motivation and inspiration for those of us who are struggling to have our creative vision seen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Studio Space
An excellent book that is well detailed and showcases some of the best people in the business.....

Recommended for all readers even if they are not into the comic world...

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Content, Not Exactly What I Expected
This book gets an easy four stars just for the wealth of content about the methods and backgrounds of the featured artists, and I would definitely recommend it on that basis. But based on the original solicitation prior to its release, I had expected a book with lots of images of physical working spaces. Instead, there's just one photo of each artist's studio, and some of those pictures aren't particularly revealing. That's my hang-up, but I thought it might be useful info for those weighing a purchase.

The text suffers from poor editing (a sentence stopping midway through, words used incorrectly), and the interview material seems to be culled together from various sources in a way that occasionally makes for jagged reading. Additionally, the editors are from the UK, and I doubt Alex Ross uses the word "whilst". Still, these are petty complaints if you just want lots of info on each artist at a reasonable price. ... Read more


36. Gibbon's the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon
 Paperback: 320 Pages (1969)

Asin: B0007I0D6Q
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37. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 676 Pages (2010-02-03)
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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1787 edition by J. J. Tourneisen, Basil. ... Read more


38. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 494 Pages (2000-11-23)
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39. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Edward Gibbon, the Historian
by Edward Gibbon
Paperback: 366 Pages (2010-02-16)
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Asin: 1144589150
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


40. Literary Art of Edward Gibbon
by Harold L. Bond
 Hardcover: 167 Pages (1976-02)

Isbn: 0837180503
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