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Ancient History

Monuments and Documents

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Ancient History by Charles W Hedrick
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If students are to "do" history, as opposed to "reading" it, they must learn how to engage with historical sources. Ancient Hostory: Monuments and Documents introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods, and sources employed in "doing" ancient history. It gives them a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past, helping them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation; and it encourages them to consider the differences between their own academic experience of ancient sources - books, inscriptions, coins, and the like - and the use of these same objects within the everyday life of ancient society. Charles W. Hedrick, Jr. writes clearly, concisely, and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.

Author Biography

Charles W. Hedrick Jr is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of History and Silence (2000) and the Decrees of the Demotionidai (1990), and the co-editor of Demokratia (1996) and The Birth of Democracy (1993).
Release date NZ
December 22nd, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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