A Companion to Ancient History

A Companion to Ancient History

by Andrew Erskine
     
 

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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the study of ancient history.

  • Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and major themes in the study of ancient history
  • Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading international scholars
  • Moves beyond the primary focus

Overview

This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the study of ancient history.

  • Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and major themes in the study of ancient history
  • Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading international scholars
  • Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverage of the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean
  • Draws on the latest research in the field
  • Provides an essential resource for any student of ancient history

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Yet, however unsatisfactory the definition of Ancient History may be (seen from the angle of an Assyriologist, an Egyptologist, or an Iranologist), the appearance of this well-edited, wide ranging and most interesting volume is a felicitous event, proving that under the reign of Wikipedia there is still need to replace the dethroned Pauly-Wissowa with general studies of the highest quality. Assyriologists, Egyptologists, and Iranologists will certainly find much useful material here for them as well.”  (Scripta Classica Israelica, 2012)

"The quality of the presentation is high; maps, a timeline, and indices are provided and will be of help to new students of the discipline. (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, April 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118451366
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
732
Sales rank:
1,142,210
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

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From the Publisher
“Yet, however unsatisfactory the definition of Ancient History may be (seen from the angle of an Assyriologist, an Egyptologist, or an Iranologist), the appearance of this well-edited, wide ranging and most interesting volume is a felicitous event, proving that under the reign of Wikipedia there is still need to replace the dethroned Pauly-Wissowa with general studies of the highest quality. Assyriologists, Egyptologists, and Iranologists will certainly find much useful material here for them as well.” (Scripta Classica Israelica, 2012)

"The quality of the presentation is high; maps, a timeline, and indices are provided and will be of help to new students of the discipline. (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, April 2010)

Meet the Author

Andrew Erskine is head of Classics at University of Edinburgh. He has held an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the University of Munich. His publications include A Companion to the Hellenistic World (Blackwell, 2003), Troy between Greece and Rome: Local Tradition and Imperial Power (2001), and The Hellenistic Stoa: Political Thought and Action (1990).

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