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Apologies to Thucydides : understanding history as culture and vice versa

Author: Marshall Sahlins
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history - including the conceit that Western historiography is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the conceptions of history he wrought with a new book that shows what a difference an anthropological concept of culture can make to the writing of history."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Historiographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: Thucydides.; Thucydide.; Thucydide.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Sahlins
ISBN: 0226734005 9780226734002
OCLC Number: 54929473
Notes: "Some Fijian terms and titles" and "Relations of the rulers of Bau and Rewa" (2 p. perforated).
Description: xii, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Polynesian War : with apologies to Thucydides --
Culture and agency in history --
The culture of an assassination.
Responsibility: Marshall Sahlins.
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"Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history - including the conceit that Western historiography is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the conceptions of history he wrought with a new book that shows what a difference an anthropological concept of culture can make to the writing of history."--Jacket.

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"It would be hard to argue that the year's most ambitious, and in my opinion, the best and most entertaining work, is Marshall Sahlins' brilliant "Apologies to Thucydides." . . . Sahlins' attempt is Read more...

 
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