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Ancient History: Monuments and Documents / Edition 1
     

Ancient History: Monuments and Documents / Edition 1

by Charles W. Hedrick Jr.
 

ISBN-10: 1405106573

ISBN-13: 9781405106573

Pub. Date: 02/13/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book:

  • Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales
  • Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the

Overview

This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book:

  • Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales
  • Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past
  • Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation
  • Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society
  • A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon
  • Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106573
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/13/2006
Series:
Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Monuments and Documents.

2. Geography.

3. Chronology.

4. Literary Texts.

5. Records.

6. Public Writing.

7. Coins.

8. Material Culture.

Index.

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