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Herodotus and the Origins of the Political Community: Arion`s Leap

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Claiming for Herodotus, the father of history, a position in the canon of political thought, this work finds modern validity in his fundamental perceptions about the importance of stories to the coherence of political communities.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published January 24th 1996 by Yale University Press
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Apr 30, 2015 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
"He is a Greek exploring character and custom for other Greeks, and his origins are not something he tries to overcome." -Thompson

This is a masterful book. I won't pretend to being able to digest it completely on a first read through, but what I did grasp (about 80 % sans Aristotle) is simply inspired. I especially enjoyed the scholarly dismantling of Bernal in around a dozen pages. Her criticisms of Hartog (whose Mirror of Herodotus I read earlier this year) is right on. He makes so many valuab
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