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Neville Morley

Författare till Writing Ancient History

11+ verk 244 medlemmar 2 recensioner

Om författaren

Neville Morley is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of nine books, and blogs about classics at thesphinxblog.com.

Inkluderar namnen: N Morley, Neville Morley

Foto taget av: Neville Morley [credit: The Bristol Tab]

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Verk av Neville Morley

Associerade verk

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 78 exemplar
A Companion to the Roman Republic (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 65 exemplar
The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar
A Companion to Ancient History (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
Rome the Cosmopolis (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Morley, Neville Daniel Gregory
Födelsedag
1969-03-12
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Utbildning
University of Cambridge
Yrken
historian
Organisationer
University of Bristol

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Recensioner

Delightful, deceptively simple discourse on why it matters how we express our thoughts when writing about history and how we interpret the thoughts of others. Morley examines how tenuous the assumed connections can be among ‘facts’ and illuminates the power and the problem of narrative structure; the form of the content is, in fact, a rhetorical choice. A great pointer to Hayden White’s work on historical text as literary artifact. Discussion includes the limits of defining history, challenges of how to evaluate different interpretations of the same presented evidence, language choices and what our views regarding history’s purpose says about us.

While the book may have been aimed at students and post-grads, its message should be internalized by anyone writing history (of any era) with a mixed audience in mind. On a fun note, Thucydides gives good challenge to Herodotus for the Father of History title — everyone’s a critic.
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saschenka | Apr 21, 2023 |
This anthology of brief extracts from modern writers on ancient Greece and Rome is divided into two parts. One is based on themes such as slavery, or death and burial. The other is arranged by writer and is meant to illustrate each writer's approach to the subject.

On the whole I think the first part based on themes worked better. I found the second half difficult to follow except where I already had some knowledge of the writer's works.
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Robertgreaves | Nov 23, 2010 |

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Statistik

Verk
11
Även av
22
Medlemmar
244
Popularitet
#93,239
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
2
ISBN
48
Språk
1

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