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The Oxford history of historical writing. Vol. 1, Beginnings to AD 600

Author: Andrew Feldherr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford History of Historical Writing.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume I of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from their origins until ca. AD 600. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is the first of five  Read more...
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Oxford history of historical writing. Vol. 1, Beginnings to AD 600
(OCoLC)728518464
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Feldherr
ISBN: 9780191036781 0191036781
OCLC Number: 880939196
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 652 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Maps; Notes on the Contributors; Advisory Board; Editors' Introduction; 1. Early Mesopotamia; 2. Later Mesopotamia; 3. Ancient Egypt; 4. Historiography in Ancient Israel; 5. Greek Inscriptions as Historical Writing; 6. Early Greek Poetry as/and History; 7. The Rise of Greek Historiography and the Invention of Prose; 8. Hellenistic Historiography; 9. Josephus; 10. History and Inscriptions, Rome; 11. Annales and Analysis; 12. Imperial History and Biography at Rome; 13. The Greek Historians of Imperial Rome; 14. Imperial Christian Historiography. 15. History and Inscriptions, China16. Chinese History and Philosophy; 17. Pre-Qin Annals; 18. Historiography and Empire; 19. Sima Qian and the Shiji; 20. The Han Histories; 21. Historiography of the Six Dynasties Period (220-581); 22. Buddhism: Biographies of Buddhist Monks; 23. Historical Traditions in Early India: c. 1000 BC to c. AD 600; 24. Inscriptions as Historical Writing in Early India: Third Century BC to Sixth Century AD; 25. Epilogue; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Oxford History of Historical Writing.
Other Titles: Beginnings to AD 600
Responsibility: Andrew Feldherr.

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Volume I of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from their origins until ca. AD 600. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is the first of five volumes in a series that will explore representations ofthe past from the beginning of writing to the present day, and from all over the world.

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