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    Tacitus: Germania (Clarendon Ancient History) (Paperback) By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Edited by James Rives

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    DescriptionThe Germania of Tacitus is the most extensive account of the ancient Germans written during the Roman period, but has been relatively neglected in the scholarship of the English-speaking world: the last commentary appeared in 1938, and only a handful of studies have appeared since that time. In recent decades, however, there have been important scholarly developments that significantly affect our understanding of it. Ongoing archaeological work in western and central Europe has greatly increased our knowledge of the iron-age cultures in those regions, while new anthropological and literary approaches have called into question some of the traditional assumptions that shaped the use of this text as a historical source. This new commentary, together with the extensive introduction, provides a current and comprehensive guide to the relevant textual and archaeological evidence and also examines the methodological issues involved in the interpretation of this important work.


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    Title
    Tacitus: Germania
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Edited by James Rives
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199240005
    ISBN 10: 0199240000
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    DC21: 936.3
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 2ADL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.3/02
    LC classification: PA6707.G4 R58 1999
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.302
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ADL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    29 November 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    A reader seeking information about Tacitus' monograph and guidance as to its importance in a variety of areas will receive good value from this book. Sane, learned, and well written, it will at once become an important entry in all bibliographies on the Germania. Gnomon Rives has given us a volume which will require the attention of all students of the Germania, both for his own views and his recapitulation of earlier scholarship. It is a rich feast. Gnomon Rives ducks no important and difficult point; his discussions are extensive and sane. Gnomon The reader who comes to study the monograph without much background will learn a great deal. Rives is particularly good on the ethnographic tradition of which Tacitus was a part and on anthropology. Gnomon Rives has done a masterful job ... handsomely produced, with attractive type and ample white space on the page. It will serve its varied readers well, both those who know no Latin and those who wish the text elucidated. Gnomon A scholarly, authoritative text ... a great resource. Phoenix Rives's edition will prove useful work to anyone interested in this fascinating ancient text, classicist or otherwise, and it will be a great help in raising the profile of this important text. James T. Chlup