A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides
Wiley Blackwell Handbooks to Classical Reception 1. Aufl.
A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides offers an invaluable guide to the reception of Thucydides, with a strong emphasis on comparing and contrasting different traditions of reading and interpretation. • Presents an in-depth, comprehensive overview of the reception of the Greek historian Thucydides • Features personal reflections by eminent scholars on the significance and perennial importance of Thucydides’ work • Features an internationally renowned cast of contributors, including established academics as well as new voices in the field
1 Introduction: Reading Thucydides Neville Morley & Christine Lee Scholarship, Criticism and Education 2 Thucydides’ Ancient Reputation Valérie Fromentin & Sophie Gotteland 3 The Renaissance: Scholarship, Criticism and Education Marianne Pade 4 The Speeches of Thucydides and the Renaissance Anthologies J. Carlos Iglesias-Zoido 5 Carving up Thucydides: the Rise and Demise of “Analysis”, and its Legacy Jeffrey S. Rusten 6 Thucydides as an Educational Text Oliver Schelske 7 On Translating Thucydides Emily Greenwood Thucydides the Historian 8 Thucydides and his “Contemporaries” Ellen O’Gorman 9 The Thucydidean Clio between Machiavelli and Hobbes Francisco Murari Pires 10 The Reception of Thucydides in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France Pascal Payen 11 On Historical Time and Method: Thucydides’ Contemporary History in Nineteenth-Century Britain Alexandra Lianeri 12 Thucydides in 19th-Century Germany: Historicization and Glorification Klaus Meister 13 Thucydides in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Jon Hesk Thucydides the Political Theorist 14 Hobbes and his Contemporaries James Jan Sullivan 15 “L’historien des politiques”: Universalism and Contextualism in the Abbé de Mably’s Reception of Thucydides Ben Earley 16 The Straussian Thucydides Seth N. Jaffe 17 Realism, Constructivism and Democracy in the History John Zumbrunnen 18 Thucydides and the Problem of Citizenship Gerald Mara 19 Thucydides and Democratic Horizons Christine Lee Thucydides the Strategist 20 The Reception of Thucydides in the History of International Relations Edward Keene 21 Thucydides and the Just War Tradition: Unlikely Bedfellows? Cian O’Driscoll 22 Thucydides the realist? Laurie M. Johnson 23 Thucydides Our Father, Thucydides Our Shibboleth: the Peloponnesian War as a Marker of Contemporary International Relations Theory Timothy J. Ruback 24 Thucydides in the Staff College Andreas Stradis Thucydidean Themes 25 Thucydides and the Plague Helen King and Jo Brown 26 The Reception of Thucydides’ Archaeology Tim Rood 27 Thucydidean Concepts Lorna Hardwick 28 Thucydides, Science and Late Modern Philosophy Thom Workman 29 Thucydides in Modern Political Rhetoric Elizabeth Sawyer Thucydidean Reflections 30 Why We Need To Read Thucydides – Even When “We” Are Only A Few Hunter R. Rawlings III 31 Why Teach Thucydides Today? (And If We’re At It, How?) Clifford Orwin 32 Everywhere Monuments of Good and Evil: Thucydides in the Twenty-First Century Gregory Crane 33 Receiving the Reception Geoffrey Hawthorn Conclusion 34 The Idea of Thucydides in the Western Tradition Neville Morley
Christine Lee is a tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis Maryland. Neville Morley is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Antiquity and Modernity (Wiley Blackwell, 2009), The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (2010), and Thucydides and the Idea of History (2014), and co?editor of Thucydides and the Modern World (with Katherine Harloe, 2012).
A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides offers an invaluable guide to the reception of Thucydides and his work. Through original essays by established and emerging scholars, this handbook explores the main strands of reception and the most salient contexts in which Thucydides has been read and appropriated. Thucydides’ influence has spread across many disciplines and sub-disciplines, including historiography, political theory, international relations and strategic studies. Essays explore these domains as well as other literary, cultural and historical contexts; contributors engage with a variety of extant interpretations while developing new approaches to Thucydides’ work. Chapters focus on different aspects of Thucydides’ writing; his role as a historian and his contribution to the development of historiography; his status as a political and strategic thinker; the influence of academic and non-academic readings of The History; and additional Thucydidean themes. The handbook concludes with personal reflections by eminent scholars on the significance and perennial importance of Thucydides’ work for this generation and for generations to come.
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