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Historiae Mundi : Studies in Universal History - Andrew; Liddel,Peter P. Fear

Historiae Mundi

Studies in Universal History

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"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the past and to introduce a systematic interpretation. The purpose of this collection is to re-examine the notion of Universal Historiography with a focus on its appearance in the Greek and Roman world and on the legacy that ancient authors offered to later generations. Fifteen new essays by a diverse set of international scholars tackle questions of definition, and illustrate the diversity of its forms, structures, themes and analyses. The collection explores the historical and intellectual contexts which gave rise to universalist thought, and its reputation and reception in antiquity and beyond. This book will appeal to those interested in Graeco-Roman historiography, and those with an interest in the Arabic, Early Christian and modern reception of ancient historiography.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Metabole Politeion as Universal Historiographyp. 15
Polybius and the First Universal Historyp. 30
Diodorus' Reading of Polybius' Universalismp. 41
Diodorus' Good Statesman and State Revenuep. 56
Strabo and the Development of Ancient Greek Universal Historiographyp. 71
The Glory of Italy and Rome's Universal Destiny in Strabo's Geographikap. 87
Universal History and the Early Roman Historiansp. 102
Universal and Particular in Velleius Paterculus: Carthage versus Romep. 116
Focalised Universality: Contextualising the Genrep. 131
Ennius as Universal Historian: the Case of the Annalesp. 148
Theology versus Genre? The Universalism of Christian Historiography in Late Antiquityp. 162
Orosius and Escaping from the Dance of Doomp. 176
A Rose in the Desert? Late Antique and Early Byzantine Chronicles and the Formation of Islamic Universal Historiographyp. 189
Universal Historiography and World History according to Hegelp. 207
Spengler, the Modern West, and Roman Declinep. 221
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780715638330
ISBN-10: 0715638335
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th March 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1