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Arnaldo Momigliano was one of the foremost classical historiographers of the twentieth century. This collection of twenty-one carefully selected essays is remarkable both in the depth of its scholarship and the breadth of its subjects. Moving with ease across the centuries, Momigliano supplements powerful readings of writers in the Greek, Jewish, and Roman traditions, such as Tacitus and Polybius, with writings that focus on later historians, such as Vico and Croce. Charmingly written and concise, these pieces range from review essays reprinted from the New York Review of Books to treatises on the nature of historical scholarship. Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiography is a brilliant reminder of Momigliano's profound knowledge of classical civilization and his gift for deftly handling prose. With a new Foreword by Anthony Grafton, this volume is essential reading for any student of classics or historiography.
Frontmatter Contents Arnaldo Momigliano: The Historian of History Foreword List of Abbreviations 1. A Piedmontese View of the History of Ideas 2. The Fault of the Greeks 3. Eastern Elements in Post-Exilic Jewish, and Greek, Historiography 4. Athens in the Third Century B.C. and the Discovery of Rome in the Histories of Timaeus of Tauromenium 5. The Historian's Skin 6. Polybius' Reappearance in Western Europe 7. Did Fabius Pictor Lie? 8. Pagan and Christian Historiography in the Fourth Century A.D. 9. The Lonely Historian Ammianus Marcellinus 10. Popular Religious Beliefs and the Late Roman Historians 11. Tradition and the Classical Historian 12. Time in Ancient Historiography 13. The First Political Commentary on Tacitus 13. The First Political Commentary on Tacitus 14. Perizonius, Niebuhr and the Character of Early Roman Tradition 15. Vico's Scienza Nuova: Roman 'Bestioni' and Roman 'Eroi' 16. Mabillon's Italian Disciples 17. Introduction to the Griechische Kulturgeschichte by Jacob Burckhardt 18. J. G. Droysen between Greeks and Jews 19. The Ancient City of Fustel de Coulanges 20. Reconisdering B. Croce (1866-1952) 21. Historicism Revisited Index
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