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by. Finley, M. I. (Moses ., 1912-.
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Apr 21, 2012 Simon Mcleish rated it it was amazing. Secondly, there are articles dealing with problems within ancient history itself, including specific issues which arise from mistakes in method (articles on legal issues, claiming that too great a use is made of very late documents to make up for the scarcity of earlier information, and an article on Sparta, which is just about the only Greek state which tends to be analysed.
Moreover I hate everything that merely instructs me without increasing or directly quickening my activity
Moreover I hate everything that merely instructs me without increasing or directly quickening my activity. These words of Goethe, like a sincere ceterum censeo may well stand at the head of my thoughts on the worth and the worthlessness of history
The Use and Abuse of History (1975). Ancient History: Evidence and Models (1985) ," Times Literary Supplement, 24 December 2004, pp. 18–19.
The Use and Abuse of History (1975). Schliemann's Troy: One Hundred Years After (1975). Ancient History: Evidence and Models (1985). " Times Literary Supplement, 24 December 2004, pp. Morris, Ian. "Foreword," The Ancient Economy by Moses I. Finley. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London: University of California Press, 1999 (paperback, ISBN 0-520-21946-5), pp. ix–xxxvi.
This is a collection of essays on ancient history, the methodology of history and on some additional miscellaneous topics by Moses Finley. I enjoyed the first 6 essays, but the other 6 were just a bit. Leggi recensione completa. Preface page 9. ii. The Ancestral Constitution.
Yet Finley's immense and detailed knowledge of ancient societies is matched by his equally challenging insights . The most outstanding of these essays is the one that lends itself to the title of the work, the use and abuse of history.
Yet Finley's immense and detailed knowledge of ancient societies is matched by his equally challenging insights into far larger topics of historical technique (can archaeology and anthropology really teach us much about ancient history?) the dangers of easy generalisations (was there ever really a Greek "nation"?) and the ways in which we all use the past to deal with our present problems. why have political activists from Isocrates to Edmund Burke and F D Roosevelt all preached a return to some kind of "ancestral constitution"?).
Book Overview The book also considers what the classical tradition has to offer us. From the author of "The Ancient Greeks".
This volume is a collection of essays ranging from detailed studies of ancient societies to a discussion of the broader topics of historical technique. The book also considers what the classical tradition has to offer us. ISBN13:9780701207267.
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