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The Mirror of Herodotus - The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History (Paperback): Francois Hartog

The Mirror of Herodotus - The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History (Paperback)

Francois Hartog; Translated by Janet Lloyd

Series: The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics, 5

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Herodotus's great work is not only an account of the momentous historical conflict between the Greeks and the Persians but also the earliest sustained exploration in the West of the problem of cultural difference. Francois Hartog asks fundamental questions about how Herodotus represented this difference. How did he and his readers understand the customs and beliefs of those who were not Greek? How did the historian convince his readers that his account of other peoples was reliable? How is it possible to comprehend a way of life radically different from one's own? What are the linguistic, rhetorical, and philosophical means by which Herodotus fashions his text into a mirror of the marginal and unknown? In answering these questions, Hartog transforms our understanding of the "father of history." His Herodotus is less the chronicler of a victorious Greece than a brilliant writer in pursuit of otherness.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics, 5
Release date: June 2010
First published: July 2009
Authors: Francois Hartog
Translators: Janet Lloyd
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 411
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-26423-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-520-26423-1
Barcode: 9780520264236

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