Historiae Mundi: Studies in Universal History by Bloomsbury Publishing,Andrew Fear,Peter P. Liddel

By Bloomsbury Publishing,Andrew Fear,Peter P. Liddel

"Universal historical past" is a kind of historical past that makes an attempt to give an explanation for the realm past the rapid atmosphere of the writer. It displays a wish to synthesise the mass of written and oral wisdom in regards to the previous and to introduce a scientific interpretation. the aim of this assortment is to reassess the thought of common Historiography with a spotlight on its visual appeal within the Greek and Roman international and at the legacy that old authors provided to later generations. Fifteen new essays via a various set of overseas students take on questions of definition, and illustrate the range of its types, buildings, subject matters and analyses. the gathering explores the old and highbrow contexts which gave upward push to universalist inspiration, and its acceptance and reception in antiquity and past. This ebook will attract these drawn to Graeco-Roman historiography, and people with an curiosity within the Arabic, Early Christian and smooth reception of old historiography.

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