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The history of make-believe : Tacitus on imperial Rome

Author: Holly Haynes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A theoretically sophisticated reading of Tacitus, especially the "Histories", this work points to a fresh understanding of the logic of Roman rule during the early Empire. It argues that Tacitus writes about the imaginary picture that imperial society makes of concrete conditions of existence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haynes, Holly.
History of make-believe.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002154935
Named Person: Cornelius Tacitus; Publius Cornelius Tacitus; Tacitus, Publius C.; Historiae; Cornelius Tacitus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Haynes
ISBN: 1597349380 9781597349383 9780520929555 0520929551
OCLC Number: 70772012
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Belief and Make-Believe; 1. An Anatomy of Make-Believe; 2. Nero: The Specter of Civil War; 3. Power and Simulacra: The Emperor Vitellius; 4. Vespasian: The Emperor Who Succeeded; 5. A Civil Disturbance: The Batavian Revolts; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: Holly Haynes.
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Traces Tacitus' development of this fingere/credere dynamic both backward and forward from the crucial year A D 69. This book offers insights into the conditions of historical knowledge and into the  Read more...

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