A History of Histories
A History of Histories
Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century
John Burrow



Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the present.

With a light step and graceful narrative, he gathers together over 2,500 years of the moments and decisions that have helped create Western identity. This unique approach is an incredible lens with which to view the past. Standing alone in its ambition, scale and fascination, Burrow's history of history is certain to stand the test of time.

Title A History of Histories
Subtitle Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century
Author John Burrow
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 07 April 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 544 p.
ISBN-10 0375727671
ISBN-13 9780375727672
Publication Date 07 April 2009
Main content page count 544
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00
 


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