Ancient History: Monuments and Documents / Edition 1

Ancient History: Monuments and Documents / Edition 1

by Charles W. Hedrick
     
 

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 reconstruction of the past
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    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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