Theories, Models, and Concepts in Ancient History

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 162 pages
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Morley's book offers the first accessible guide for students to show how theories, models and concepts have been applied to ancient history.

Showing readers how they can use theory to interpret historical evidence for themselves, as well as to evaluate the work of others, the book includes a survey of key ideas and theories on a wide range of ancient historical topics including society and economy, the environment, gender and sexuality, and myth and rationality.

Also including a helpful annotated guide to further reading on all the topics covered, students will not want to miss out on this essential guide to the ancient world.

  

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Contents

Approaches The problem of theory
1
Ancient and modern The invention of the ancient economy
33
The limits of the possible
51
Class and status
71
A sense of identity
89
Myth and reason
105
Speaking theory
131
Notes
135
Guide to further reading
143
Bibliography
147
Index
159
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About the author (2004)

Neville Morley is a senior lecturer in ancient history at the University of Bristol. His research interests are in ancient economic history, the city of Rome, ancient and modern historiography and historical theory. He is the author of Metropolis and Hinterland; the city of Rome and the Italian economy and Writing Ancient History, and is editor of Ancient History: Key themes and Approaches.

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