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Greeks and Barbarians.

Author: Thomas Harrison
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
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"Greeks and Barbarians examines ancient Greek conceptions of the "other." The attitudes of Greeks to foreigners and there religions, and cultures, and politics reveals as much about the Greeks as it does the world they inhabited. Despite occasional interest in particular aspects of foreign customs, the Greeks were largely hostile and dismissive viewing foreigners as at best inferior, but more often as candidates for  Read more...
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Harrison, Thomas.
Greeks and Barbarians.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Harrison
ISBN: 1351565036 9781351565035
OCLC Number: 1020032828
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note to the Reader; Abbreviations; Maps; General Introduction; HISTORICAL OVERVIEW; THE ORGANISATION OF THIS VOLUME; PART I: SOURCES; Introduction to Part I; 1 Herodotus the Tourist; 2 Battle Narrative and Politics in Aeschylus' Persae; 3 Greeks and Barbarians in Euripides' Tragedies: The End of Differences?; 1 THE BARBARIAN: A REALITY ON STAGE?; 2 THE BARBARIAN: A CHANT?; 3 THE IMAGE OF THE BARBARIAN:REALITY OR FANTASY?; 4 THE BARBARISM OF THE GREEKS; 4 The Athenian Image of the Foreigner. 1 THE DISTANT, THE PICTURESQUE, THE EXOTIC2 EXPERIENCING THE OTHER; 3 THE HOPLITE AND HIS DOUBLES; 4 MYTHICAL USES OF THE 'OTHER'; PART II: THEMES; Introduction to Part II; 5 When is a Myth Not a Myth? Bernal's 'Ancient Model; THE ANCIENT MODEL; SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE ETHNICITY; DANA US; COMPETITIVE GENEALOGIES; ATHENIAN SOURCES; FLUIDITY OF ETHNICITY IN MYTH; ETHNICITY AS AN ARTICULATOROF ABSTRACTIONS; CONCLUSION: MYTH AND HISTORY; REFERENCES; 6 The Greek Notion of Dialect; 7 The Greek Attitude to Foreign Religions; I; II; PART III: PEOPLES; Introduction to Part III. 8 History and Ideology: The Greeks and 'Persian Decadence'I; II; III; IV; V; 9 The Greeks as Egyptologists; WHAT IS EGYPT?; WHAT IS TRUE CIVILISATION?WHERE IS THE REAL CITY?; THE LAND OF RELIGION; PART IV: OVERVIEWS; Introduction to Part IV; 10 The Problem of Greek Nationality; I; II; III; IV; VI; VII; VIII; 11 Greeks and Others: From Antiquity to the Renaissance; 12 The Construction of the 'Other'; 1 GREEKS AND BARBARIANS; 1 Cultural contacts and the sense of a common Greek identity; 2 Geography, ethnology and anthropology; 3 The politicisation of the Greek/Barbarian contrast. 4 New horizons and old topoiII EUROPEANS, INDIANS AND ORIENTALS; 1 Aristotle and the Indians; 2 Savages, Greeks and the development of civilisation; 3 Oriental despotism and the Eurocentric image of history; Intellectual Chronology; Guide to Further Reading; Bibliography; Index.

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"Greeks and Barbarians examines ancient Greek conceptions of the "other." The attitudes of Greeks to foreigners and there religions, and cultures, and politics reveals as much about the Greeks as it does the world they inhabited. Despite occasional interest in particular aspects of foreign customs, the Greeks were largely hostile and dismissive viewing foreigners as at best inferior, but more often as candidates for conquest and enslavement."--Provided by publisher.

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