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The Influence of Switzerland on the life and writing of Edward Gibbon

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The purpose of this study is to assess the importance of Switzerland in the life and writings of Edward Gibbon. Whereas the choice of Lausanne as a place of exile for Gibbon to undo his youthful conversion to Roman Catholicism was largely accidental, the society and intellectual resources of that city, perched on its hills overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva, proved to be of lasting influence for the rest of his life. During his period of exile, he began to write in French his first wo... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Brian Norman More by this author
Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
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VF1:367
Language:
English
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