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Telling wonders : ethnographic and political discourse in the work of Herodotus

Author: Rosaria Vignolo Munson
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001.
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"Herodotus, the worldwide ethnographer and historian of the Persian Wars, provides a striking demonstration of how the account of past events of national history and the description of foreign peoples participate in the rhetoric of shaping attitudes about the present. Telling Wonders: Ethnographic and Political Discourse in the Work of Herodotus studies the narrative of the Histories in order to uncover the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Munson, Rosaria Vignolo.
Telling wonders.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2001
(OCoLC)604738686
Named Person: Herodotus.; Herodotus; Herodotus; Hérodote.; Hérodote; Hérodote; Herodotus; Herodotus.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosaria Vignolo Munson
ISBN: 0472112031 9780472112036
OCLC Number: 48998073
Description: viii, 325 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Rosaria Vignolo Munson.
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