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Approaching the Ancient World


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Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History

Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History

2nd Edition

Roger S. Bagnall
June 25, 2019

Since its first publication in 1995, Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History has proved to be an invaluable resource for students of the ancient world looking to integrate papyrological evidence into their research. In the quarter century since its publication, changes in the research environment...

Roman Archaeology for Historians

Roman Archaeology for Historians

1st Edition

Ray Laurence
June 14, 2012

Roman Archaeology for Historians provides students of Roman history with a guide to the contribution of archaeology to the study of their subject. It discusses the issues with the use of material and textual evidence to explain the Roman past, and the importance of viewing this evidence in context....

Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History

Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History

1st Edition

Neville Morley
May 20, 2004

Morley's book offers the first accessible guide for students to show how theories, models and concepts have been applied to ancient history. Showing readers how they can use theory to interpret historical evidence for themselves, as well as to evaluate the work of others, the book includes a survey...

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches

1st Edition

Roger Matthews
January 16, 2003

The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the...

Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History From Inscriptions

Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History From Inscriptions

1st Edition

John Bodel
March 01, 2001

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...

Literary Texts and the Greek Historian

Literary Texts and the Greek Historian

1st Edition

Christopher Pelling
November 25, 1999

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Archaeology and the Bible

Archaeology and the Bible

1st Edition

John Laughlin
October 28, 1999

This book challenges readers to consider whether archaeology explains the Bible.Archaeology and the Bible examines new developments in archaeological finds in the Near East, particularly Palestine, that are related to the Bible. New methodologies, regional surveys and creative syntheses have all...

Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History

Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History

1st Edition

Marc Van De Mieroop
May 13, 1999

Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History discusses how the abundant Mesopotamian cuneiform text sources can be used for the study of various aspects of history: political, social, economic and gender. Marc Van De Mieroop provides a student-friendly introduction to the subject and:* criticises...

Literary Texts and the Roman Historian

Literary Texts and the Roman Historian

1st Edition

David Potter
February 11, 1999

Literary Texts and the Roman Historian looks at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict actual events. It examines the ways in which these texts were created, disseminated and read.Beside covering the major Roman historical authors such as Livy and Tacitus, he also considers the...

The Sources of Roman Law: Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians

The Sources of Roman Law: Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians

1st Edition

O. F. Robinson
December 05, 1996

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...

Ancient History from Coins

Ancient History from Coins

1st Edition

Christopher Howgego
October 26, 1995

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...

Art, Artefacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology

Art, Artefacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology

1st Edition

William R. Biers
November 12, 1992

The museums of the world are full of statues and other artefacts of the Greeks and the Romans. All are given a date. But how are these dates arrived at. What is the evidence?This study provides the student with an introduction and explanation of the ways scholars date the archaeological remains of...

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