Prologues to Ancient and Medieval History (BOK)

Justin Lake

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The purpose of a prologue in the ancient and medieval world was to define the subject of the work, explain the author's motives and methodology, and obtain the reader's approval of his position. This volume brings together for the first time the most important historical prologues of the European tradition for a period of almost two millennia. The volume consists of more than 80 historical prologues and prefatory epistles from the fifth century BC to the fourteenth century. Each individual prologue is preceded by a brief introduction that provides basic information and context about the author and his work and directs the reader's attention to important ideas and themes. Taken together, they help to bridge the gap that separates the ancient and medieval world from our own.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Justin Lake
Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442605039
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,9cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 408 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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