Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History / Edition 1

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Overview

Morley's book offers the first accessible guide for students to show how theories, models and concepts have been applied to ancient history.

Showing readers how they can use theory to interpret historical evidence for themselves, as well as to evaluate the work of others, the book includes a survey of key ideas and theories on a wide range of ancient historical topics including society and economy, the environment, gender and sexuality, and myth and rationality.

Also including a helpful annotated guide to further reading on all the topics covered, students will not want to miss out on this essential guide to the ancient world.

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'Succinct and stimulating.' - The Journal of Classics Teaching

'Well written.' - Arctos

'Morley has written a clear and thoughtful overview of the various theoretical approaches available to the aspiring historian'Prudentia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415248778
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/20/2004
  • Series: Approaching the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,147,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Neville Morley is a senior lecturer in ancient history at the University of Bristol. His research interests are in ancient economic history, the city of Rome, ancient and modern historiography and historical theory. He is the author of Metropolis and Hinterland; the city of Rome and the Italian economy and Writing Ancient History, and is editor of Ancient History: Key themes and Approaches.

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Table of Contents

1 Approaches : the problem of theory 1
2 Ancient and modern : the invention of the ancient economy 33
3 The limits of the possible 51
4 Class and status 71
5 A sense of identity 89
6 Myth and reason 105
Afterword : speaking theory 131
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