By Charles W. Hedrick Jr.
This booklet introduces scholars to the executive disciplines, tools and assets hired in 'doing' historic historical past, in place of 'reading' it. The book:Encourages readers to have interaction with historic assets, instead of to be passive recipients of old stories provides readers a feeling of the character of proof and its use within the reconstruction of the earlier is helping them to learn a ancient narrative with extra severe appreciation Encourages them to contemplate the variations among their very own adventure of old resources, and using those items in the daily life of historical society A concise bibliographical essay on the finish of every bankruptcy refers to introductions, indices, study instruments and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon Written truly, concisely and concretely, invoking historical illustrations and smooth parallels as acceptable.
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The luminous, stony landscape of Greece produced luminous, stony thinkers. As M. Cary notes in his 1949 book on The Geographic Background of Greek and Roman History (Oxford 1949) If, following the practice of the ancient Greeks, we consider the influence of the world’s climates upon the health and temperament of its peoples, we shall find that the Greek climate is by no means of the restful “Riviera” type. For persons of a nervous disposition it is over-stimulating, and herein we may discover part cause of that contentiousness of disposition which has always been the besetting fault of the Greek people.
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Ancient History: Monuments and Documents (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World) by Charles W. Hedrick Jr.