The Resource Thucydides and the idea of history, Neville Morley

Thucydides and the idea of history, Neville Morley

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Thucydides and the idea of history
Title
Thucydides and the idea of history
Statement of responsibility
Neville Morley
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the eighteenth century onwards, the ancient Greek writer Thucydides (c 460 - c 395 BCE) was viewed as the most important classical historian. He was acclaimed not only as a vital source for reconstructing antiquity but as a purveyor of timeless political wisdom. His name is almost inescapable in nineteenth-century discussions of history's nature and purpose. And his spirit, or the image of him constructed by German historicists, remains a significant presence in more recent debates about historical method. It is remarkable, then, that the trajectory of Thucydides' modern reception has never been properly studied. Neville Morley here sets right that neglect. He examines different aspects of the reception of Thucydides within modern western historiography, casting fresh light on ideas about history and the historian in the contemporary world. His nuanced readings illuminate changing notions of the nature and purpose of history and of the historian's proper task. This latest volume in the I.B.Tauris New Directions in Classics series makes a bold and significant contribution to understandings of how to reclaim the past."-- Provided by publisher
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QCL
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Morley, Neville
Index
index present
LC call number
DF229.T6
LC item number
M675 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in classics series
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thucydides
  • Thucydides
  • Thucydides
  • Thucydides
  • Thucydides
  • Historiography
  • Political science
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Geschichte
  • Historiography
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political science
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Thucydides and the idea of history, Neville Morley
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Publication
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-207) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historian's historian -- Reason, reality and science -- Personality and partiality -- Rhetoric and the art of history -- The uses and uselessness of history
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781848851696
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872414865
  • (OCoLC)ocn872414865
Label
Thucydides and the idea of history, Neville Morley
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historian's historian -- Reason, reality and science -- Personality and partiality -- Rhetoric and the art of history -- The uses and uselessness of history
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781848851696
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872414865
  • (OCoLC)ocn872414865

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