Tales of the Barbarians

Tales of the Barbarians

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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 lightEthnography and Empire in the Roman West Greg Woolf ... That term refers to the (usually) colonial engineering of an unbridgeable rupture between the knowledge worlds of pre- and ... effaced by empire.15 When the issue is resolved into concrete questions, the answers may vary from one colonial situation to another.

Title:Tales of the Barbarians
Author:Greg Woolf
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-12-01


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