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    DescriptionHerodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges--who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians--he laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events. In his love for the stranger, more marvelous facts of the world, he infused his magnificent history with a continuous awareness of the mythic and the wonderful. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)


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    Title
    The Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, By (author) George Rawlinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 772
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375400612
    ISBN 10: 0375400613
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D58.H4713, D58 .H4713 1997
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, in the fifth century B.C. Called the Father of History, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of Western historical writing. The focus of his Histories is the Persian Wars, but he includes fascinating digressions on the histories of Bablyon, Egypt, and Thrace, as well as studies of the pyramids and various historical events. He was the first writer to evaluate historical, geographical, and archaeological material critically.