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 University of Melbourne Author 

Title Ancient ethnography : new approaches / edited by Eran Almagor and Joseph Skinner.

Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.


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Physical description viii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Eran Almagor and Joseph Skinner -- Part 1. Beginnings: 1. Invention of the 'Barbarian' in Late Sixth-Century BC Ionia / Hyun Jin Kim; 2. Stories of the Others: Storytelling and Intercultural Communication in the Herodotean Mediterranean / Kostas Vlassopoulos -- Part 2. Responses: 3. Looking at the other: Vision, Travel and Greek Identity in Xenophon's Anabasis / Rosie Harman; 4. Apologetic Ethnography: Megasthenes' Indica and the Seleucid Elephant / Paul Kosmin; 5. Monstrous Aetolians and Aetolian Monsters-- a Politics of Ethnography? / Jacek Rzepka -- Part 3. Transformations: 6. Ethnography and the Gods in Tacitus' Germania / Greg Woolf; 7. 'But This Belongs to Another Discussion': Exploring the Ethnographic Digressions in Plutarch's Lives / Eran Almagor; 8. Ethnography and Authorial Voice in Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae / Katerina Oikonomopoulou -- Part 4. Receptions: 9. Imperial Visions, Imagined Pasts: Ethnography and identity on India's North-Western Frontier / Joseph Skinner; 10. Exploring Virgin Fields: Henry and George Rawlinson on Ancient and Modern Orient / Thomas Harrison; 11. Scope of Ancient Ethnography / Emma Dench.
Summary "By providing a platform for scholars working in a variety of fields, this volume presents cutting-edge research dealing with various aspects of ancient ethnographic thought: its formation and devlopment, its intellectual and cultural milieux, the later reception of ethnographic traditons, and the extent to which these represent major constitutive elements of shifting notions of culture, power and identity"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Almagor, Eran.
Skinner, Joseph (Joseph Edward)
Subject Ethnology -- History -- Sources.
Ethnology in literature.
Civilization, Ancient.
Civilization, Classical.
ISBN 9781849668903 (hardback)
1849668906 (hardback)