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    Ancient History: Monuments and Documents (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World) (Paperback) By (author) Charles W. Hedrick

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    DescriptionThis book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. This 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; and, 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, this work also includes invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.


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    Title
    Ancient History
    Subtitle
    Monuments and Documents
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles W. Hedrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405106580
    ISBN 10: 1405106581
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000, HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: D56 .H44 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 930.0722
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    10 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Charles W. Hedrick Jr is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of History and Silence (2000) and the Decrees of the Demotionidai (1990), and the co-editor of Demokratia (1996) and The Birth of Democracy (1993).
    Review quote
    "Detailed but lively, this book offers an introduction to the sources of evidence about ancient history. Hedrick has a keen sense of irony for the varying ways in which ancient and modern people read the same documents and he is an ideal guide to help us bridge the gap." Barry Strauss, Cornell University
    Back cover copy
    If students are to "do" history, as opposed to "reading" it, they must learn how to engage with historical sources. "Ancient Hostory: Monuments and Documents" introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods, and sources employed in "doing" ancient history. It gives them a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past, helping them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation; and it encourages them to consider the differences between their own academic experience of ancient sources - books, inscriptions, coins, and the like - and the use of these same objects within the everyday life of ancient society. Charles W. Hedrick, Jr. writes clearly, concisely, and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.
    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.