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Author:  Jacob/ Murray Burckhardt Editor:  Oswyn Murray Afterword: Oswyn Murray Screenplay By: Sheila Stern
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312244479
ISBN-13: 9780312244477
Sku: 30501830
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  504
Age Range:  NA
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Like the Germans, Slavs, Celts, Celtiberians and Italians, but in an even smaller area, it was as an influx of many different tribes, and probably by slow degrees, that the gifted people whom we call the Greeks came to settle in the lands that were to be their own. (from the first line)
In 1872 Burckhardt, one of the preeminent historians of classical and Renaissance culture, presented this revolutionary work, which portrays ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world and tyrannical state with minimal personal freedoms. This landmark culmination of 30 years of scholarship offers a rich cultural history of a fascinating society. *Author: Burckhardt, Jacob/ Burckardt/ Murray, Oswyn *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 504 *Publication Date: 1999/10/21 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.14 x 6.38 x 1.13 inches
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In 1872, Jacob Burckhardt, one of the preeminent historians of classical and Renaissance culture, presented this revolutionary work, which portrays ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world based on a ruthless competition for honor, a competition that led, in turn, to a tyranous state with minimal personal freedoms. Burckhardt's landmark project, the culmination of thirty years of scholarlship by leading Oxford historian, Oswyn Murray, offers a rich cultural history of a fascinating society.
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Jacob Burckhardt
Jacob Christoph Burckhardt came from a well-to-do family. He studied theology and art history at the University of Basel, and of Berlin, under the German historian Leopold von Ranke. From 1843 to 1893, he was professor of history and art history at the University of Basel, except for a three-year period in the 1850s at the Z?rich Polytechnic Institute. Burckhardt is known for his writings on the Italian Renaissance and Greek civilization and culture, most notably "Die Kulture der Renaissance in Italien" (The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy), (1860). Burckhardt initiated a cultural interpretation of history, and also influenced modern perceptions of the Renaissance.

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"As one would expect of a Swiss historian, Burckhardt appraises the changing aspects of Greek civilization with cool even-handedness, dispassionately seeking to understand rather than judge or extol. Yet, because of the wealth of matter about ancient life, his book may be thoroughly enjoyed just for its incidental pleasures, being something of a classical equivalent to those fact-filled accounts of 'what Jane Austen wore' or 'how the Victorians lived.'" - Michael Dirda 10/25/1998
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