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Tales of the Barbarians

Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West

Wiley, J,
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Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of newmythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to theAtlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographictheory to ancient material.
* Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge atthe turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in theRoman West
* Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the storiesof wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and localexperts
* Offers a fresh perspective by examining passages fromancient writers in a new light


Titel: Tales of the Barbarians
Autoren/Herausgeber: Greg Woolf
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781444390797

Seitenzahl: 184
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul (1998), as well as the co-editor of Literacy and Power in the Ancient World (1994), and Rome the Cosmopolis (2003). In addition, Professor Woolf is editor of the Journal of Roman Studies and has written numerous articles on Roman history. - Newsletter
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