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Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world, Christopher P. Jones

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Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world
Title
Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Christopher P. Jones
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Heroic figures such as Heracles, Perseus, and Jason were seen by the Greeks not as mythical figures but as real people who in a bygone age traveled the world, settled new lands, and left descendants who, generation after generation, could trace their ancestry back to the "time of heroes." From the Homeric age to Byzantium, peoples and nations sharing the same fictive ancestry appealed to their kinship when forging military alliances, settling disputes, or negotiating trade connections. In this study of the political uses of perceived kinship, Christopher Jones gives us an unparalleled view of mythic belief in action." "Examining the very origins of ancient diplomacy, and kinship as one of its basic constituents, Kinship Diplomacy addresses fundamental questions about communal and national identity and sheds new light on the force of Greek mythic traditions."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, C. P.
Dewey number
306.83/09495
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN585.G85
LC item number
J66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Revealing antiquity
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kinship
  • Kinship
  • Civilization, Greco-Roman
  • Greece
  • Rome
Label
Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world, Christopher P. Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-188) 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
Control code
39887123
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674505278
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98044084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world, Christopher P. Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-188) 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
Control code
39887123
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674505278
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98044084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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