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Riassunto: A theoretically sophisticated and illuminating reading of Tacitus, especially the Histories, this work points to a new understanding of the logic of Roman rule during the early Empire.
Tacitus, in Holly Haynes’ analysis, does not write about the reality of imperial politics and culture but about the imaginary picture that imperial society makes of these concrete conditions of existence the "making up and believing" that figure in both the subjective shaping of reality and the objective interpretation of it. Haynes traces Tacitus’s development of this fingere/credere dynamic both backward and forward from the crucial year A.D. 69. Using recent theories of ideology, especially within the Marxist and psychoanalytic traditions, she exposes the psychic logic lurking behind the actions and inaction of the protagonists of the Histories. Her work demonstrates how Tacitus offers penetrating insights into the conditions of historical knowledge and into the psychic logic of power and its vicissitudes, from Augustus through the Flavians.
By clarifying an explicit acknowledgment of the difficult relationship between res and verba, in the Histories, Haynes shows how Tacitus calls into question the possibility of objective knowing how he may in fact be the first to allow readers to separate the objectively knowable from the objectively unknowable. Thus, Tacitus appears here as going further toward identifying the object of historical inquiry and hence toward an "objective" rendering of history than most historians before or since.
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"In The History of Make-Believe, Holly Haynes acutely queries the relationship of historiography, historical reality, and symbolic representations of lived historical processes. This is a serious book, informed by wide reading, and full of startlingly original insights on some of the most prominent and significant themes in Tacitus’s works. Indeed, it deserves close attention by anyone interested in the political and social strategies of high Imperial Rome." T. Corey Brennan, author of The Praetorship in the Roman Republic
"In Tacitus the historical truth is conveyed in literary truth-telling. Instead of leaving the two separated as we do, Holly Haynes shows that Tacitus put them together in what she calls the combination make-believe.’ Her book shines with originality and intelligence while opening the way to Tacitus’s canny wisdom." Harvey Mansfield, author of Machiavelli's Virtue
Titolo: The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on ...
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
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Descrizione libro California - Univ. Press of, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+, shopworn. Codice libro della libreria 0520236505-CLAS
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Light shelfwear; otherwise very nice & unmarked. Ships the same or next business day with Free Tracking! We fully guarantee to ship the exact same item as listed and work hard to maintain our excellent customer service. Codice libro della libreria 7H-XG69-UB4O
Descrizione libro U of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. (full book description) U of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003. 1st Edition 1st Printing, NEW, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6.5"x9.5", 231pgs(Index). NEW copy. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0520236505 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Codice libro della libreria CONROY165803I
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Descrizione libro University of California Press,, Berkeley:, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First printing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 67763
Descrizione libro Univ of California Press, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2003. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. DJ has edge wear, minor creases, minor scratches, rubbed corners/spine. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. No writing. Very good. Book. Codice libro della libreria 029283
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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0520236505
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020520236505
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