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    DescriptionThe origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. Contextualization opens up new perspectives on the subject in The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus. At the same time, such writings offer significant insights into how works of Herodotus reflect the attitude of fifth-century Greeks towards the transmission and manipulation of knowledge about the past. Essays by an international range of experts explore all aspects of the topic and, at the same time, make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture.

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    The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Nino Luraghi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 442 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199215119
    ISBN 10: 0199215111

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
    DC22: 938.0072
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHAH, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    09 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Nino Luraghi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Harvard University.
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition Everyone who works on early Greek poetics, history and culture will find much of interest in this rich volume ... provocative and exciting book ... The contributors and in particular Professors Luraghi and Murray have given us an enormous amount to think about. Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Herodotus and Oral History ; 3. Ancestors of Historiography in Early Greek Elegiac and Iambic Poetry? ; 4. Hecataus: from Genealogy to Historiography ; 5. Early Historie and Literacy ; 6. Constructing the Past: Colonial Traditions and the Writing of History. The Case of Cyrene ; 7. Local Knowledge in Herodotus' Histories ; 8. Kissing Cousins: Some Curious Cases of Adjacent Material in Herodotus ; 9. The Herodotean Picture of Themistocles: A Mirror of Fifth-century Athens ; 10. Herodotus' Histories and the Floating Gap ; 11. Herodotus' Egypt and the Foundations of Universal History ; 12. The Beginnings of Chronography: Hellanicus' Hiereiai ; 13. Thucydides' Archaeology: Between Epic and Oral Traditions ; 14. Myth, History, and Collective Identity; Uses of the Past in Ancient Greece and Beyond ; 15. Herodotus and Oral History Reconsidered