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Herodotus : a very short introduction.

Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 272.
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Jennifer Roberts introduces the background and writing of the 5th century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation. She discusses  Read more...

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Named Person: Herodotus.; Herodotus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
ISBN: 9780199575992 0199575991
OCLC Number: 747683529
Description: xiv, 123 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The world of Herodotus ; 2. Origins and the historian ; 3. Greeks and Persians at war ; 4. Herodotus as Ethnographer ; 5. Women in history, women in the histories ; 6. Herodotus and the divine ; 7. Herodotus as storyteller ; 8. Herodotus as historian
Series Title: Very short introductions, 272.
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