Divinity and History

- The Religion of Herodotus

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Divinity and History
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-09-2002
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Critics of Herodotus have generally shown an unease in the face of the religious passages of the Histories, a sense that he 'lets himself down' by delving into matters irrelevant to the proper purpose of history. They have tended consequently to latch on to isolated instances of scepticism in an attempt to vindicate Herodotus from imagined charges of obscurantism. Historians of Greek religion, on the other hand, by their concentration on ritual as thecentral feature of Greek religious experience, have often neglected the value of literary sources as evidence of religious belief; indeed the term belief has become something of a dirty word. In this book, the first full-length study of the subject in English, Dr Harrison not only places Herodotus' religiousbeliefs at the centre of his conception of history, but by seeing instances of scepticism and of belief in relation to one another redresses the recent emphasis on the centrality of ritual, and paints a picture of Greek religion as a means for the explanation of events.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-09-2002
ISBN13:
9780199253555
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391 g
Dybde:
19 mm
Bredde:
139 mm
Højde:
216 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    Thomas Harrison presents a study of the religious beliefs of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus - his beliefs in divine retribution, in oracles and divination, in miracles or in fate. The author shows not only how such beliefs were central to his work, but also how they were compatible with lived experience.PRIZES:Winner of Named as Outstanding Academic Book by Choice.

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- The Religion of Herodotus

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