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    DescriptionIn Herodotus and the Philosophy of Empire , Ann Ward treats the classical writer not as a historian but as a political philosopher. Ward uses close textual analysis to demonstrate that Herodotus investigates recurring themes in the most important forms of government in the ancient world. This analysis of The Histories concludes with reflections on the problems of empire, not only for the Persians and the striving Athenians, but for our own government as well. To this end, Ward contrasts Herodotus on empire with the assumptions underlying speeches and writings of Paul Wolfowitz, Colin L. Powell, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and Robert W. Merry.


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    Title
    Herodotus and the Philosophy of Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Ward
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 414 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781602580077
    ISBN 10: 1602580073
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, POL010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938.007202
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 325.3201
    LC classification: D58.H7 W37 2008
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHD, NHC, QRS
    Publisher
    Baylor University Press
    Imprint name
    Baylor University Press
    Publication date
    02 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Waco
    Author Information
    Ann Ward (Ph.D. Fordham University) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Classics-Political Studies, Campion College, University of Regina.
    Review quote
    This rich and comprehensive analysis beautifully captures the political urgency of Herodotus' insights -Norma Thompson, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in the Humanities, Yale University
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    ...a rich and comprehensive analysis... "-Norma Thompson"