Ancient History: Monuments and Documents
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Monuments and Documents.
4. Literary Texts.
6. Public Writing.
8. Material Culture.
- An introduction to 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it
- Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales
- Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past
- Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation
- Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society
- A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon
- Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.