The Western Time of Ancient History: Historiographical Encounters with the Greek and Roman Pasts

The Western Time of Ancient History: Historiographical Encounters with the Greek and Roman Pasts


This publication examines the conceptual and temporal frames in which smooth Western historiography has associated itself to classical antiquity. In doing so, it articulates a genealogical difficult of what historical past is and a extra strictly targeted reappraisal of Greek and Roman historic concept. historical rules of background have performed a key function in sleek debates approximately heritage writing, from Kant via Hegel to Nietzsche and Heidegger, and from Friedrich Creuzer via George Grote and Theodor Mommsen to Momigliano and Moses Finley; but scholarship has paid little consciousness to the theoretical implications of the reception of those principles. The essays during this assortment disguise a variety of suitable subject matters and ways and boast unusual authors from throughout Europe within the fields of classics, historic and smooth background and the idea of historiography.

Show sample text content

Download sample