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Geography and Ethnography

Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies

Wiley, J,
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This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, whohave analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviewsof a wide range of pre-modern societies.
* Presents evidence from across the ages; from antiquity throughto the Age of Discovery
* Provides cross-cultural comparison of ancient societies aroundthe globe, from the Chinese to the Incas and Aztecs, from theGreeks and Romans to the peoples of ancient India
* Explores newly discovered medieval Islamic materials


Titel: Geography and Ethnography
Autoren/Herausgeber: Kurt A. Raaflaub, Richard J. A. Talbert (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Ancient World: Comparative Histories
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781444315660

Seitenzahl: 376
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor, andProfessor of Classics and History, at Brown University. Hisnumerous publications include The Discovery of Freedom(2004) and Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007,co-authored with Josiah Ober and Robert Wallace). He is also theeditor of Social Struggles in Archaic Rome (Blackwell,2005), and War and Peace in the Ancient World (Blackwell,2007), and co-editor of A Companion to Archaic Greece(Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
Richard J.A. Talbert is William Rand Kenan, Jr, Professorof History and Classics at The University of North Carolina atChapel Hill. He is the editor of the Barrington Atlas of theGreek and Roman World (2000), and co-editor of Space in theRoman World: Its Perception and Presentation (2004), as well asof Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: FreshPerspectives, New Methods (2008). His major studyRome's World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered willappear in 2010. - Newsletter
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