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Primary Sources for Ancient History

Primary Sources for Ancient History

Volume I: The Ancient Near East and Greece

  • Author: Gary Forsythe
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 148095425X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 418
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Primary Sources for Ancient History: Volume I: The Ancient Near East and Greece By: Gary Forsythe Despite being condensed into neat identities of the Near East and Greece, these two titles cover a wide-ranging period of time, peoples, lands, and philosophies. Indeed, at first glance these peoples might have nothing in common except for their profound impact on our own world. In these comprehensive readings, however, we understand how all people struggled to define their relationship with their rulers, their gods, and their neighbors. Primary Sources for Ancient History, Volume I: The Ancient Near East and Greece is a comprehensive selection of ancient writings to supplement a narrative history. Beginning with the Old Babylonian Kingdom of nearly four millennia ago and moving chronologically and geographically to the Egyptian Pharaohs, the dispossessed Jewish nations, the fractured city-kingdoms of Ancient Greece, to end with Alexander’s domination of the known world, this book is comprehensive in scope. Every major period and people has at least one reading. From the Law Code of Hammurabi engraved on a stone pillar to scraps of Greek poetry, from Babylonia epics to tallies of food at religious festivals, these readings allow the personalities and actions of tyrants, philosophers, poets, and gods to take center stage. The same events and leaders can be seen through different peoples and viewpoints, giving a rich perspective. The Ancient Near East and Greece is a valuable resource for understanding the forces - religious, political, and cultural - that have developed the modern world.

Delhi

Delhi

Ancient History

  • Author: Upinder Singh
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9788187358299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 227
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Not many people know that the busy and bustling capital city of Delhi and its surroundings have a long past, going back thousands of years. Prehistoric stone tools have surfaced here and many ancient remains have been found, sometimes accidentally by farmers tilling their fields, and at other times by archaeologists carrying out systematic excavations. A mound one passes everyday or a narrow strip of stream tells a story of ancient times. Centuries of history coexist with metro stations and plush cars. The readings in this book give us glimpses of the lives of people who lived in the Delhi area over the centuries, and how these details have been pieced together by historians. It brings into focus the importance of the historian’s method and the sources of information found in ancient texts, archaeology and even legends and folklore, sometimes hanging on the thread of a slender historical fact. The editor of the volume, points to the urgency of further exploration and documentation to fill in the still all-too-meagre details of Delhi’s ancient history. However, she ends on a note of caution, bordering on alarm, when she points out that invaluable evidence of the city’s past is being extensively destroyed due to quarrying and the construction of new roads and buildings. Such activities are an integral part of the modernization of a living city but the balance between modernization and the preservation of ancient remains is indeed very fragile and needs to be maintained from an informed and realistic perspective. This collection of essays has been put together by a teacher for students of history, but will also be of enormous value to a large number of other interested readers. Upinder Singhis Professor of history at the University of Delhi.

SPQR

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

  • Author: Mary Beard
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104031444
  • Category: History
  • Page: 656
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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent

A Manual of Ancient History

A Manual of Ancient History

Particularly with Regard to the Constitutions, the Commerce, and the Colonies, of the States of Antiquity

  • Author: Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geography, Ancient
  • Page: 480
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The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 12, The Crisis of Empire, AD 193-337

The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 12, The Crisis of Empire, AD 193-337

  • Author: Alan Bowman,Peter Garnsey,Averil Cameron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521301992
  • Category: History
  • Page: 965
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Authoritative history of the Roman Empire during a critical period in Mediterranean history.

Ancient History

Ancient History

  • Author: Francois Gazeau
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Ancient
  • Page: 236
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Recreating Ancient History

Recreating Ancient History

Episodes from the Greek and Roman Past in the Arts and Literature of the Early Modern Period

  • Author: Karl A. E. Enenkel,Jan L. De Jong,Jeanine De Landtsheer,Alicia Montoya
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9780391041295
  • Category: History
  • Page: 375
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Modern artists, historians and writers have always looked back on the Classical past for inspiration and as a source of factual material. This group of essays looks at how these people have represented or recreated history from ancient sources such as Plutarch, Polybius, Lipsius, and many others. The contributors study aspects of classical historiography as well as examining art and literature from the 15th to 18th century in terms of the aims and motives of their creators, whether they used ancient sources in the original language or in translation, their use of later commentaries, their manipulation and adaptation of sources, the audience they were serving and how sharing in the glory of the past enabled them to legitimise the present. Sixteen papers in English and one in German.

A Companion to Ancient History

A Companion to Ancient History

  • Author: Andrew Erskine
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118581539
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to keytopics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and majorthemes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading internationalscholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverageof the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancienthistory

Sources for Ancient History

Sources for Ancient History

  • Author: Michael Crawford,Emilio Gabba,Fergus Millar,Anthony M. Snodgrass
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521289580
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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If a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken sequence of works by Greek and, later, Roman historians down to the end of antiquity. Their vision and range of interest were often limited and much of what they produced has been lost. Some help may be derived from the documentary material supplied in antiquity, material that was the product of officials organising public activities, or heads of families organising their affairs, or individuals leaving their mark on the world. Beyond this, the evidence of archaeology and numismatics may also be helpful. The four essays in this book set out to characterise the nature of the ancient literary tradition, the inscriptional material, the archaeological and numismatic evidence and to explain how and for what purposes they may be used.

Cambridge Ancient History

Cambridge Ancient History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521224963
  • Category: History, Ancient
  • Page: N.A
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Current Issues and the Study of Ancient History

Current Issues and the Study of Ancient History

  • Author: Stanley Mayer Burstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 92
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The widowed mother of two, Caroline Evans is delighted when she meets and marries the charismatic man of her dreams, until she and her children move into her new spouse's apartment in the legendary Rockwell on Central Park West, and her son's instinctivemisgivings become a horrifying reality when a young neighbor vanishes and her own daughter begins to waste away.

A Vindication of the Ancient History of Ireland

A Vindication of the Ancient History of Ireland

Wherein is Shewn, I. The Descent of Its Old Inhabitants from the Phaeno-Scythians of the East. II. The Early Skill of the Phaeno-Scythians in Navigation, Arts and Letters. III. Several Accounts of the Ancient Irish Bards, Authenticateod from Parallel History, Sacred and Profane, &c ... The Whole Illustrated by Notes and Remarks on Each Chapter

  • Author: Charles Vallancey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ireland
  • Page: 551
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Writing Ancient History

Writing Ancient History

  • Author: Neville Morley
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801486333
  • Category: History
  • Page: 175
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How do ancient historians pursue their craft? From the evidence of coins, pottery shards, remains of buildings, works of art, and, above all, literary texts—all of which have survived more or less accidentally from antiquity—they fashion works of history. But how exactly do they go about reconstructing and representing the past? How should history be written? These and related questions are the subject of Neville Morley's engaging introduction to the theory and philosophy of history. Intended for students and teachers not only of ancient history but of historiography, the philosophy of history, and classics, his book addresses the implications of debates over methodological and theoretical issues for the practice of ancient history. At the present time, Morley says, students of ancient history are left to come to their own understanding of the field through a process of trial and error. In his view, too many professors regard "questions of theory and methodology . . . as pointless distractions from the business of actually doing history. Worse, [these questions] may even be perceived as a threat to the subject." Asserting that more attention must be given to fundamental matters, Morley considers such topics as the nature of historical narrative, style in historical writing, the use and abuse of sources, and the reasons for studying history.

HSC Ancient History

HSC Ancient History

  • Author: Peter Roberts
  • Publisher: Pascal Press
  • ISBN: 9781741251791
  • Category: Civilization, Ancient
  • Page: 386
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This comprehensive study guide covers everytopic in the last two sect ions of the HSC Ancient History course and has been specifically created to maximise exam success. This guide has been designed to meet all stud y needs, providing up-to-date information in an easy-to-use format. This is the second of the two new Ancient History study guides. E xcel Ancient History Book 2 contains: a chapter on eve ry topic available in the last two sections of the HSC course: Section I II - Personalities in their Times, and Section IV - Historical Periods an introductory section on how to use the book, with an explanat ion of exam requirements revision questions in each chapter wit h answers and guidelines comprehensive bibliography and further reading lists key terms defined in each chapter, plus a glossa ry of terms cross-referencing between chapters for further info rmation Also available is Excel Ancient History B ook 1 which covers comprehensive coverage of Sections I and II of the HS C course: Section I - Personalities in the Times and Section II - Ancien t Societies.

Ancient history matters

Ancient history matters

studies presented to Jens Erik Skydsgaard on his seventieh birthday

  • Author: Jens Erik Skydsgaard
  • Publisher: L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER
  • ISBN: 9788882651909
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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The Student's Ancient History

The Student's Ancient History

The Ancient History of the East : from the Earliest Times to the Conquest by Alexander the Great : Including Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Media, Persia, Asia Minor, and Phoenicia

  • Author: Philip Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Ancient
  • Page: 649
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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

  • Author: J. A. Crook,Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards,Cyril John Gadd,John Boardman,Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond,Andrew Lintott,John Anthony Crook,Frank William Walbank,Elizabeth Rawson,David Malcolm Lewis,A. E. Astin,Alan K. Bowman,Edward Champlin,Peter Garnsey,Averil Cameron,Dominic Rathbone,Bryan Ward-Perkins,Michael Whitby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521256032
  • Category: History
  • Page: 929
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This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity.

The Ancient History

The Ancient History

Containing the History of the Egyptians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Medes, Lydians, Carthaginians, Persians, Macedonians, the Seleucidae in Syria, and Parthians

  • Author: Charles Rollin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Ancient
  • Page: N.A
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The Ancient History of Herodotus

The Ancient History of Herodotus

  • Author: Herodotus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Greece
  • Page: N.A
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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Plates to

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521305808
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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Illustrations and photographs depict the early history of the Middle East, the Greek world, and the Mediterranean