Herodotus in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author:   Thomas Harrison (University of St Andrews, Scotland) ,  Joseph Skinner (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108472753


Pages:   350
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Herodotus in the Long Nineteenth Century traces the impact of Herodotus' Histories during a momentous period in world history - an era of heightened social mobility, religious controversy, scientific discovery and colonial expansion. Contributions by an international team of specialists in Greek historiography, classical archaeology, receptions, and nineteenth-century intellectual history shed new light on how the Histories were read, remembered, and re-imagined in historical writing and in an exciting array of real-world contexts: from the classrooms of English public schools and universities to the music hall, museum, or gallery; from the news-stand to the nursery; and from the banks of the Nile to the mountains of the Hindu Kush. They reveal not only how engagement with Herodotus' work permeated nationalist discourses of the period, but also the extent to which these national and disciplinary contexts helped shape the way both Herodotus and the ancient past have been understood and interpreted.

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Author:   Thomas Harrison (University of St Andrews, Scotland) ,  Joseph Skinner (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.630kg
ISBN:  

9781108472753


ISBN 10:   1108472753
Pages:   350
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Thomas Harrison is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and a specialist in classical Greek historiography and cultural history. His publications include Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus (2000), The Emptiness of Asia: Aeschylus' Persians and the History of the Fifth Century (2000), and Writing Ancient Persia (2011), and (as co-editor, with Bruce Gibson) Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F. W. Walbank (2013) and (with Elizabeth Irwin) Interpreting Herodotus (2018). He is currently working on a study of the role of belief in Greek religion. Joseph Skinner is Lecturer in Ancient Greek History at Newcastle University. His research interests include the history and reception of ancient ethnographic thought, Herodotus' Histories and ancient Greek identity. His publications include The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus (2012), and (as co-editor, with Eran Almagor) Ancient Ethnography: New Approaches (2013). He is currently working on his next monograph, Neglected Ethnographies: The Visual and Material (forthcoming).

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