The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

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Volume I of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from their origins until ca. AD 600. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is the first of five volumes in a series that will explore representations of the past from the beginning of writing to...
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Overview


Volume I of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from their origins until ca. AD 600. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is the first of five volumes in a series that will explore representations of the past from the beginning of writing to the present day, and from all over the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199218158
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Feldherr received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1991 and is currently Professor of Classics at Princeton University. His research focuses on Latin literature, primarily historiography and the poetry of the late republic and early empire. Grant Hardy is Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He has a B.A. in Ancient Greek from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D in Chinese Language and Literature from Yale.

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Table of Contents

1. Early Mesopotamia, Piotr Michalowski
2. Later Mesopotamia, Mario Liverani
3. Ancient Egypt, John Baines
4. Historiography in Ancient Israel, John Van Seters
5. Greek Inscriptions as Historical Writing, Robin Osborne
6. Early Greek Poetry as/and History, Deborah Boedeker
7. The Rise of Greek Historiography and the Invention of Prose, Jonas Grethlein
8. Hellenistic Historiography, John Dillery
9. Josephus, Jonathan J. Price
10. History and Inscriptions, Rome, Alison E. Cooley
11. Annales and Analysis, Uwe Walter
12. Imperial History and Biography at Rome, Ellen O'Gorman
13. The Greek Historians of Imperial Rome, David S. Potter
14. Imperial Christian Historiography, Michael Whitby
15. History and Inscriptions (China), Edward L. Shaughnessy
16. Chinese History and Philosophy, David Schaberg
17. Pre-Qin Annals, Wai-yee Li
18. Historiography and Empire, Mark Edward Lewis
19. Sima Qian and the Shiji, William H. Nienhauser, Jr.
20. The Han Histories, Steven W. Durrant
21. Historiography of the Six Dynasties Period (220-581), Albert E. Dien
22. Buddhism: Biographies of Buddhist Monks, John Kieschnick
23. Historical Traditions in Early India: c.1000 BC to c. AD 600, Romila Thapar
24. Inscriptions as Historical Writing in Early India: Third Century BC to Sixth Century AD, Romila Thapar
25. Epilogue, G. E. R. Lloyd

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