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Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiography
by Arnaldo Momigliano
foreword by Anthony Grafton
University of Chicago Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-226-53386-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-53385-8
Library of Congress Classification DE8.M655 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 937.0072

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.


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