Tales of the Barbarians: Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 4, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 184 pages
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Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material.
  • Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West
  • Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts
  • Offers a fresh perspective by examining  passages from ancient writers in a new light
  

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Contents

Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West Introduction
1
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West 1 Telling Tales on the Middle Ground
8
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West 2 Explaining the Barbarians
32
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West 3 Ethnography and Empire
59
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West 4 Enduring Fictions?
89
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West Notes
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Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West References
146
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West General Index
164
Ethnography and Empire in the Roman West Index of Main Passages Discussed
168
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About the author (2010)

Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History at theUniversity of St. Andrews. He is the author of Becoming Roman:The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul (1998)  andRome: An Empire’s Story (2012) as well as theco-editor of Literacy and Power in the Ancient World (withA. K. Bowman, 1994), Rome the Cosmopolis (with C. Edwards,2003) and Ancient Libraries (with J.König,2013). 

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