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Woolf, Greg

Tales of the Barbarians: Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West

Woolf, Greg - Tales of the Barbarians: Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West, ebook

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Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material.
  • Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West
  • Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts
  • Offers a fresh perspective by examining passages from ancient writers in a new light

Keywords: Ancient ethnography, barbarians, Roman West, Ancient Geography, Heroes, Roman Imperialism, Anthropological Theory & Methods / Ethnography, Anthropological Theory & Methods/Ethnography

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
192 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444390803
Printed ISBN
9781118785102

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