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- DescriptionEthgraphic writing has become all but ubiquitous in recent years. Although w considered a thoroughly modern and increasingly indispensable field of study, Ethgraphy's roots go all the way back to antiquity. This volume brings together eleven original essays exploring the wider intellectual and cultural milieux from which ancient ethgraphy arose, its transformation and development in antiquity, and the way in which 19th century receptions of ethgraphic traditions helped shape the modern study of the ancient world. Finally, it addresses the extent to which all these themes remain inextricably intertwined with shifting and often highly contested tions of culture, power and identity. Its chapters deal with the origins of the term 'barbarian', the role of ethgraphy in Tacitus' Germania, Plutarch's Lives, Xephon's Anabasis, and Athenaeus' Deipsophistae, Herodotean storytelling, Henry and George Rawlinson, and Megasthenes' treatise on India.
At a time when modern ethgraphies are becoming increasingly prevalent, wide-ranging, and experimental in their approach to describing cultural difference, this book encourages us to think about ancient ethgraphy in new and interesting ways, highlighting the wealth of material available for study and the complexities underpinning ancient and modern tions of what it meant to be Greek, Roman or 'barbarian'.
- Author BiographyEran Almagor is Lecturer in History at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.Joseph Skinner is Lecturer in Ancient Greek History at Newcastle University, UK.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication10/10/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Content Note1 illustration (black and white)
- Weight590 g
- Width163 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byEran Almagor,Joseph Skinner
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