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2. Origins and the historian

2. Origins and the historian  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575992
Without an understanding of origins, there can be no understanding of causality, and without causality, the concept of history is meaningless. ‘Origins and the historian’ explains that the ... More
4. Herodotus as ethnographer

4. Herodotus as ethnographer  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575992
‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and ... More
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199575992
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction explores the recurring themes of Herodotus's work. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined ... More

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