Sources for Ancient History

Author: Michael Crawford,Emilio Gabba,Fergus Millar,Anthony M. Snodgrass
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521289580
Category: History
Page: 238
View: 9381
If a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken sequence of works by Greek and, later, Roman historians down to the end of antiquity. Their vision and range of interest were often limited and much of what they produced has been lost. Some help may be derived from the documentary material supplied in antiquity, material that was the product of officials organising public activities, or heads of families organising their affairs, or individuals leaving their mark on the world. Beyond this, the evidence of archaeology and numismatics may also be helpful. The four essays in this book set out to characterise the nature of the ancient literary tradition, the inscriptional material, the archaeological and numismatic evidence and to explain how and for what purposes they may be used.

Primary Sources for Ancient History

Volume I: The Ancient Near East and Greece
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 148095425X
Category: History
Page: 418
View: 6057
Primary Sources for Ancient History: Volume I: The Ancient Near East and Greece By: Gary Forsythe Despite being condensed into neat identities of the Near East and Greece, these two titles cover a wide-ranging period of time, peoples, lands, and philosophies. Indeed, at first glance these peoples might have nothing in common except for their profound impact on our own world. In these comprehensive readings, however, we understand how all people struggled to define their relationship with their rulers, their gods, and their neighbors. Primary Sources for Ancient History, Volume I: The Ancient Near East and Greece is a comprehensive selection of ancient writings to supplement a narrative history. Beginning with the Old Babylonian Kingdom of nearly four millennia ago and moving chronologically and geographically to the Egyptian Pharaohs, the dispossessed Jewish nations, the fractured city-kingdoms of Ancient Greece, to end with Alexander’s domination of the known world, this book is comprehensive in scope. Every major period and people has at least one reading. From the Law Code of Hammurabi engraved on a stone pillar to scraps of Greek poetry, from Babylonia epics to tallies of food at religious festivals, these readings allow the personalities and actions of tyrants, philosophers, poets, and gods to take center stage. The same events and leaders can be seen through different peoples and viewpoints, giving a rich perspective. The Ancient Near East and Greece is a valuable resource for understanding the forces - religious, political, and cultural - that have developed the modern world.

The Historians and Sources of History of Rajasthan

Author: Gopi Nath Sharma,V. S. Bhatnagar
Publisher: N.A
Category: Rajasthan (India)
Page: 187
View: 7770

Epigraphic Evidence

Ancient History From Inscriptions
Author: John Bodel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134819242
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 3623
Epigraphic Evidence is an accessible guide to the responsible use of Greek and Latin inscriptions as sources for ancient history. It introduces the types of historical information supplied by inscriptional texts and the methods with which they can be used. It outlines the limitations as well as the advantages of the different types of evidence covered. Epigraphic Evidence includes a general introduction, a guide to the arrangement of the standard corpora inscriptions and individual chapters on local languages and native cultures, epitaphs and the ancient economy amongst others.

Ancient Near East

Historical Sources in Translation
Author: Mark W. Chavalas
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631235817
Category: History
Page: 468
View: 7373
This book presents new translations of Mesopotamian and ancient Near Eastern historiographic texts, providing the reader with the primary sources for the history of the ancient Near East. A primary source book presenting new translations of Mesopotamian and ancient Near Eastern historiographic texts, and other related materials. Helps readers to understand the historical context of the Near East. Covers the period from the earliest historical and literary texts (c.2700 B.C.) to the latest Hellenistic historians who comment on ancient Near Eastern history (c.250 B.C.) Texts range from the code of Hammurabi to the Assyrian royal inscriptions. A detailed commentary is provided on each text, placing it in its historical and cultural context. Maps, illustrations and a chronological table help to orientate the reader.

Kulturgeschichte Griechenlands in der Antike

Author: Paul Cartledge,Wilfried Nippel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783476016539
Page: 380
View: 9886

The Sources of Roman Law

Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians
Author: O. F. Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134877765
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 8221
The notion and understanding of law penetrated society in Ancient Rome to a degree unparalleled in modern times. The poet Juvenal, for instance, described the virtuous man as a good soldier, faithful guardian, incorruptible judge and honest witness. This book is concerned with four central questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect? In The Sources of Roman Law, the origins of law and their relative weight are described in the light of developing Roman history. This is a topic that appeals to a wide range of readers: the law student will find illumination for the study of the substantive law; the student of history will be guided into an appreciation of what Roman law means as well as its value for the understanding and interpretation of Roman history. Both will find invaluable the description of how the sources have survived to inform our legal system and pose their problems for us.

Epigraphy and the Greek Historian

Author: Craig Cooper
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144269114X
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 6512
Epigraphy is a method of inferring and analyzing historical data by means of inscriptions found on ancient artifacts such as stones, coins, and statues. It has proven indispensable for archaeologists and classicists, and has considerable potential for the study of ancient history at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Epigraphy and the Greek Historian is a collection of essays that explore various ways in which inscriptions can help students reconstruct and understand Greek History. In order to engage with the study of epigraphy, this collection is divided into two parts, Athens and Athens from the outside. The contributors maintain the importance of epigraphy, arguing that, in some cases, inscriptions are the only tools we have to recover the local history of places that stand outside the main focus of ancient literary sources, which are often frustratingly Athenocentric. Ideally, the historian uses both inscriptions and literary sources to make plausible inferences and thereby weave together the disconnected threads of the past into a connected and persuasive narrative. Epigraphy and the Greek Historian is a comprehensive examination of epigraphy and a timely resource for students and scholars involved in the study of ancient history.

The Historians of Ancient Rome

An Anthology of the Major Writings
Author: Ronald Mellor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136222618
Category: History
Page: 616
View: 455
The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.) Selections include many of the high points of Rome’s climb to world domination: the defeat of Hannibal; the conquest of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean; the defeat of the Catilinarian conspirators; Caesar’s conquest of Gaul; Antony and Cleopatra; the establishment of the Empire by Caesar Augustus; and the "Roman Peace" under Hadrian and long excepts from Tacitus record the horrors of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero. The book is intended both for undergraduate courses in Roman history and for the general reader interested in approaching the Romans through the original historical sources. Hence, excerpts of Polybius, Livy, and Tacitus are extensive enough to be read with pleasure as an exciting narrative. Now in its third edition, changes to this thoroughly revised volume include a new timeline, translations of several key inscriptions such as the Twelve Tables, and additional readings. This is a book which no student of Roman history should be without.

Die Kunst des Krieges

Author: Sunzi
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426422085
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 6574
Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

Early Antiquity

Author: I. M. Diakonoff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226144658
Category: History
Page: 461
View: 6030
The internationally renowned Assyriologist and linguist I. M. Diakonoff has gathered the work of Soviet historians in this survey of the earliest history of the ancient Near East, Central Asia, India, and China. Diakonoff and his colleagues, nearly all working within the general Marxist historiographic tradition, offer a comprehensive, accessible synthesis of historical knowledge from the beginnings of agriculture through the advent of the Iron Age and the Greek colonization in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea areas. Besides discussing features of Soviet historical scholarship of the ancient world, the essays treat the history of early Mesopotamia and the course of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization and developments in ancient India and China from the Bronze Age into the first millennium B.C. Additional chapters are concerned with the early history of Syria, Phoenicia, and Palestine, the Hittite civilization, the Creto-Mycenaean world, Homeric Greece, and the Phoenician and Greek colonization. This volume offers a unified perspective on early antiquity, focusing on the economic and social relations of production. Of immense value to specialists, the book will also appeal to general readers. I. M. Diakonoff is a senior research scholar of ancient history at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Leningrad Academy of Sciences. Philip L. Kohl is professor of anthropology at Wellesley College.

History and Sources of Law in Ancient India

Author: Chakradhar Jha
Publisher: South Asia Books
Category: Law
Page: 233
View: 5484

Sources of the history of India

Author: Siba Pada Sen
Publisher: N.A
Category: India
Page: N.A
View: 8813

Librarianship and Library Science in India

An Outline of Historical Perspectives
Author: Mohamed Taher
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170225249
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
View: 4132

A Critical History of Early Rome

From Prehistory to the First Punic War
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249912
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 7678
Traces the history of early Rome, covering such topics as religion, language, and culture.

Tamil History

History of Tamil Nadu, Sources of Ancient Tamil History, Economy of Ancient Tamil Country, Pandyan Dynasty, Puli Thevar, History of Pul
Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 9781230618692
Page: 104
View: 3117
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 102. Chapters: History of Tamil Nadu, Sources of ancient Tamil history, Economy of ancient Tamil country, Pandyan Dynasty, Puli Thevar, History of Pulicat, Early Pandyan Kingdom, History of Kodaikanal, Palaiyakkarar, Tamil historical novels, Ponniyin Selvan, Agriculture in ancient Tamil country, Sivagamiyin sabadham, Sangam period, Early Pandyan Government, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Early Pandyan Society, Madurai Sultanate, Kundavai Pir ttiy r, Chronology of Tamil history, Religion in ancient Tamil country, Siddhar, Industry in ancient Tamil country, Meikeerthi, Rama Varma Kulashekhara, N. Samuel of Tranquebar, Pradani Muthirulappa Pillai, Polygar War, Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan I, Vedha Muthu Mukandar, S. Theodore Baskaran, Maravarman Sundara Pandyan, Jeeva Samadhi, Tamil Buddhism, Kanchipuram in the pre-Pallava period, Henry Alfred Krishnapillai, Velirs, Vedanayagam Sastriar, Tamil history from Sangam literature, Jatavarman Kulasekaran I, Kodumanal, Udayar, Satyaputra, Sembiyankandiyur, Tamil mythology, Grand Anicut, Maravarman Sundara Pandyan II, Veeran Sundaralingam, Parthiban Kanavu, Christian Friedrich Schwarz, Mohana Silai, Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan, Tamil bell, Velu Nachiyar, Adichanallur, Jatavarman Kulasekaran II, Oomaithurai, Immanuvel Devendrar, Jatavarman Vikkiraman I, List of Solesvara temples, Maravarman Vikkiraman II, Pambatti Siddhar, Upper Anaicut, Dravida Sangha, Adigaman. Excerpt: The region of Tamil Nadu in modern India has been under continuous human habitation since prehistoric times, and the history of Tamil Nadu and the civilization of the Tamil people are among the oldest in the world. Throughout its history, spanning the early Paleolithic age to modern times, this region has coexisted with various external cultures. Except for relatively short periods in its history, the...

Ancient History from Coins

Author: Christopher Howgego
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134877838
Category: History
Page: 220
View: 3824
Like other volumes in this series, Ancient History from Coins demystifies a specialism, introducing students (from first year upwards) to the techniques, methods, problems and advantages of using coins to do ancient history. Coins are a fertile source of information for the ancient historian; yet too often historians are uneasy about using them as evidence because of the special problems attaching to their interpretation. The world of numismatics is not always easy for the non-specialist to penetrate or understand with confidence. Dr Howgego describes and anlyses the main contributions the study of coins can make to ancient history, showing shows through numerous examples how the character, patterns and behaviour of coinage bear on major historical themes. Topics range from state finance and economic policy to imperial domination and political propaganda through coins types. The period covered by the book is from the invention of coinage (ca 600BC) to AD 400.

Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History
Author: William J. Hamblin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113452062X
Category: History
Page: 544
View: 5216
The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare. Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on: * recruitment and training of the infantry * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.

Ancient Rome

A Military and Political History
Author: Christopher S. Mackay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521809184
Category: History
Page: 395
View: 1769
Traces the political and military history of Roman Republic and Empire, from the Italian Iron Age to the last emperor in 476 A.D., examining the link between political institutions and military campaigns, the rise of Christianity, the eventual downfall of the western empire, and other key topics.

The Emperor Nero

A Guide to the Ancient Sources
Author: Anthony A. Barrett,Elaine Fantham,John C. Yardley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400881102
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 2849
Nero's reign (AD 54–68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians—not to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the major sources for Nero's life and rule, providing students of Nero and ancient Rome with the most authoritative and accessible reader there is. The Emperor Nero features clear, contemporary translations of key literary sources along with translations and explanations of representative inscriptions and coins issued under Nero. The informative introduction situates the emperor's reign within the history of the Roman Empire, and the book's concise headnotes to chapters place the source material in historical and biographical context. Passages are accompanied by detailed notes and are organized around events, such as the Great Fire of Rome, or by topic, such as Nero's relationships with his wives. Complex events like the war with Parthia—split up among several chapters in Tacitus's Annals—are brought together in continuous narratives, making this the most comprehensible and user-friendly sourcebook on Nero available. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.