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Title Historical consciousness and the use of the past in the ancient world / edited by John Baines, Henriette van der Blom, Yi Samuel Chen and Tim Rood
Imprint Sheffield ; Bristol, CT : Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2019
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D56 H673 2019    DUE 02-01-22    30530001312719
Descript xiv, 386 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
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Note "This volume addresses crucial questions in current scholarship on historical consciousness and historiography. These questions include the formation of different traditions and the manifold uses of the past in particular socio-political contexts or circumstances; the ways in which these traditions and these types of cultural memory informed or contributed to the rise of more formal modes of historiography; interactions between formal modes of historiography and other traditions of historical consciousness during their transmission; and the implications of such interactions for cultural heritage, collective memory, and later understandings of history"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Ancient near Eastern and Hittite traditions: introduction / Paul Collins -- The domestication of stranger kings: making history by list in ancient Mesopotamia / Piotr Michalowski -- 'He who saw the deep': history as ritual in the material world of Mesopotamia / Paul Collins -- 'I swear that these are no lies, it is indeed true!': on the role of the individual in early Mesopotamian historiography / Gebhard Selz -- The Hittites and their past: forms of historical consciousness in Hittite Anatolia / Amir Gilan -- Egyptian and Maya traditions: introduction / John Baines -- Meaningful pasts: on social logics and conceptions of the past in ancient Egypt / Marcelo Campagno -- History and historiography in the material world: ancient Egyptian perspectives / John Baines -- Telling time: historical thinking and the ancient Maya / Simon Martin -- Chinese traditions: introduction / Glen Dudbridge -- Reflections and uses of the distant past in the Chinese bronze inscriptions from the 10th to 5th centuries BC / Maria Khayutina -- The scene of inquiry in early Chinese historiography / David Schaberg -- Moments of definition in Chinese historiography / Glen Dudbridge -- Biblical traditions: introduction / Laura Feldt -- Periodization in biblical historiography / Peter Machinist -- Using the past in the Hebrew Bible: the fantastic, memory techniques, and 'history' in the exodus narrative / Laura Feldt -- Classical traditions: introduction / Henriette van der Blom and Tim Rood -- Waiting for Herodotus: the mindsets of 425 BC / Christopher Pelling -- Historical consciousness and the 'aitiology' in Greece / Rosalind Thomas -- Myth and history entwined: female influence and male usurpation in Herodotus' histories / Emily Baragwanath -- 'Stories embroidered beyond truth': reading Herodotus and Thucydides in light of Pindar's Olympian 1 / Jonas Grethlein -- Thucydides and myth / Tim Rood -- Fabula and history in Livy's narrative of the capture of Veii / Christina Kraus -- Roman Republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises / Henriette van der Blom
Subject History, Ancient -- Historiography
History, Ancient -- Methodology
Collective memory
Alt Author Baines, John, 1946- editor
Blom, Henriette van der, editor
Chen, Y. S. (Yi Samuel), 1969- editor
Rood, Tim, editor
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