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Main Author: Hedrick, Charles W., Jr., 1956-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.
Series:Blackwell introductions to the classical world.
Online Access:Wiley Online Library - Full text 
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Main Author:Hedrick, Charles W., Jr., 1956-

This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book:
Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales
Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past
Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation
Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society
A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon
Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.

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General Notes:Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 27, 2008).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 174 p.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:

Charles W. Hedrick Jr is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of History and Silence (2000) and the Decrees of the Demotionidai (1990), and the co-editor of Demokratia (1996) and The Birth of Democracy (1993).

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