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Pliny the Elder's natural history : the empire in the encyclopedia, Trevor Murphy

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Pliny the Elder's natural history : the empire in the encyclopedia
Title
Pliny the Elder's natural history
Title remainder
the empire in the encyclopedia
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Murphy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The most important surviving encyclopedia from the ancient world, Pliny the Elder's Natural History is unparalleled as a guide to the cultural meanings of everyday things in first-century Rome." "Murphy demonstrates the Natural History's political significance by concentrating on Pliny's accounts of foreign lands and peoples, the monstrous, and the barbarian. Furthermore, Pliny's ethnographies and geography demonstrate how Roman power outstrips the rest of the world in the control of the powers of nature." "The selection and arrangement of the encylopedia's material show that it is more than an instrument of reference: it is a monument to the power of Roman imperial society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Murphy, Trevor Morgan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Rome
  • Pliny
  • Pline
Label
Pliny the Elder's natural history : the empire in the encyclopedia, Trevor Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Encyclopedia as Artefact.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Reading the Natural History
  • 1.
  • Shape of the Natural History.
  • p. 29
  • 2.
  • Knowledge as a Commodity.
  • p. 49
  • II.
  • Ethnographies of the Natural History
  • 3.
  • Reading the Ethnographies.
  • p. 77
  • 4.
  • Triumphal Geography.
  • p. 129
  • 5.
  • After Rome: The Ends of the World.
  • p. 165
  • Conclusion: Encyclopedias and Monuments.
  • p. 194
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 217
  • Index.
  • p. 225
Control code
l82004300657
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780199262885
Lccn
2004300657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Pliny the Elder's natural history : the empire in the encyclopedia, Trevor Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Encyclopedia as Artefact.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Reading the Natural History
  • 1.
  • Shape of the Natural History.
  • p. 29
  • 2.
  • Knowledge as a Commodity.
  • p. 49
  • II.
  • Ethnographies of the Natural History
  • 3.
  • Reading the Ethnographies.
  • p. 77
  • 4.
  • Triumphal Geography.
  • p. 129
  • 5.
  • After Rome: The Ends of the World.
  • p. 165
  • Conclusion: Encyclopedias and Monuments.
  • p. 194
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 217
  • Index.
  • p. 225
Control code
l82004300657
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780199262885
Lccn
2004300657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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