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Man Who Invented History

Man Who Invented History

A sensational blend of travel and history in the spirit of the man who invented it.
Our Price: €25.00
ISBN/EAN9780719567117
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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Pub. Date: October 2 2008
Author: Marozzi, Justin
Format: Hardback
Pages:352
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Herodotus is known as the Father of History, but he was much more than that. He was also the world's first travel writer, a pioneering geographer, anthropologist, explorer, moralist, tireless investigative reporter and enlightened multiculturalist before the word existed. He was at once learned professor and tabloid journalist, with an unfailing eye for fabulous material to inform and amuse, to titillate, horrify and entertain. In his masterpiece the Histories, tall stories of dog-headed men, gold-digging ants and flying snakes jostle for space within a mesmerising narrative of the Persian Wars, from which Greece emerged triumphant in 5 BC to give birth to Western civilisation.Using the effervescent and profoundly modern Herodotus as his guiding light, Justin Marozzi takes the reader back to his world with eclectic travels to Greece, Turkey, Egypt and war-torn Iraq.
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