By Greg Woolf
Tales of the Barbarians lines the construction of recent mythologies within the wake of Roman growth westward to the Atlantic, and gives the 1st software of recent ethnographic idea to historical fabric.
- Investigates the connections among empire and data on the flip of the millennia, and the production of latest histories within the Roman West
- Explores how old geography, neighborhood histories and the tales of wandering heroes have been woven jointly by means of Greek students and native experts
- Offers a clean standpoint through reading passages from historical writers in a brand new light
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