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The invention of Greek ethnography : from Homer to Herodotus

Author: Joseph Skinner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Greeks overseas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'The Invention of Greek Ethnography' offers a fresh approach to the origins and development of ethnographic thought, Greek identity, and narrative history.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Skinner
ISBN: 9780199793600 0199793603
OCLC Number: 722450912
Description: xi, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Ethnography before Ethnography --
1.1.Framing the Problem: Defining Ethnography --
1.2."Other" Ethnographies --
1.3.Ethnography (re) Defined --
1.4.Approaches to (Greek) Identity --
1.5.Structuring Discourse, Inventing Genre: Felix Jacoby and Greek Ethnography --
1.6.Ethnography and Identity --
1.7.Polarities Deconstructed --
1.8.Setting Sail: Homeric Paradigms and the Economies of Knowledge --
ch. 2 Populating the Imaginaire --
2.1.Phaeacians and Cyclopes --
2.2.Hyperboreans --
2.3.Arimaspians --
2.4.Scythians --
2.5.Amazons --
2.6.Thracians --
2.7.Phoenicians --
2.8.Lydians --
2.9.Ethiopians --
2.10.Egyptians --
2.11.Pelasgians --
2.12.Arcadia --
ch. 3 Mapping Ethnography --
3.1.Naming and Describing --
3.1.1.Epithets --
3.1.2.Stereotyping --
3.2.listing and Imagining --
3.3.Enquiring --
3.4.Celebrating Place and People --
3.4.1.Epinicia --
3.4.2.Greek Coinage and its Reception --
3.5.Visualizing --
3.6.Consuming Ch. 4 Mapping Identities --
4.1.Between Boundless Steppe and a Welcoming Sea: Olbia and its Environs --
4.1.1.Negotiated Heterogeneity: From Earliest Contacts to the Fifth Century B.C. --
4.1.2.Points of Contact and Receptions of Difference --
4.2.Reconstructing Identities in Southern Calabria: An Archaeology of discourse --
4.2.1.Framing the Argument: Contact, Interaction, and Systems of Exchange --
4.2.2.Landscape and Identity in Southern Calabria --
4.2.3.Materials in Circulation, Ideas in Play --
4.2.4.The Play of Identities, Knowledge, and Difference --
4.2.5.Notions of Place --
4.2.6.The Case for Difference: The Western Locrians --
4.2.7.Conflict, Connectivity, and Exchange: The View from the Margins --
4.3.The Imagined Centre: Identity and Difference at Delphi and Olympia --
4.3.1.(Re)constructing Difference at Delphi and Olympia --
4.3.2."Reading" Objects, Viewing People: Everyday Activities at the Center of all things "Greek" --
4.3.3.Delphi and Colonization 4.3.4.Eclectic Spaces? Material Identities, Intercultural Contact, and Receptions of "Difference" --
ch. 5 The Invention of Greek Ethnography --
5.1.Ethnography and Identity, from Homer to Herodotus --
5.2.Inventing the Greek --
5.3.Ancient Ethnography: Future Directions, New Approaches.
Series Title: Greeks overseas.
Responsibility: Joseph Skinner.
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