The Invention of Jane Harrison (Revealing Antiquity)

Read * The Invention of Jane Harrison (Revealing Antiquity) PDF by * Mary Beard eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. The Invention of Jane Harrison (Revealing Antiquity) Ian M. Slater said Ian Myles Slater on: Against the Conventional Wisdom. Jane Ellen Harrison, a pioneer for women in classical studies in British academic circles, has had a fluctuating reputation in and out of her profession. Her Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (190Ian Myles Slater on: Against the Conventional Wisdom Jane Ellen Harrison, a pioneer for women in classical studies in British academic circles, has had a fluctuating reputation in and out of her profession. Her Prolegom

The Invention of Jane Harrison (Revealing Antiquity)

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Rating : 4.74 (714 Votes)
Asin : 0674002121
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-11-25
Language : English

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. Mary Beard has a Chair of Classics at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Newnham College. She is classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement and author of the blog “A Don’s Life”. She is also a winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize

Harrison had a distinguished career at Cambridge, but it was in Germany that her skills as an archaeologist began to flourish. Beard writes a competent, well-researched biography (the 14th book in the "Revealing Antiquity" series), but the dry, thesis-like prose falls disappointingly short of its charismatic subject. A good part of the book discusses the academic/ political shenanigans of Harrison's colleagues, dull fodder for those not privy to Cambridge's arcane hierarchy. . Recommended for larger collections.DDiane Gardner Premo, Rochester P.L., NY Copyright 2000

Ian M. Slater said Ian Myles Slater on: Against the Conventional Wisdom. Jane Ellen Harrison, a pioneer for women in classical studies in British academic circles, has had a fluctuating reputation in and out of her profession. Her "Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion" (190Ian Myles Slater on: Against the Conventional Wisdom Jane Ellen Harrison, a pioneer for women in classical studies in British academic circles, has had a fluctuating reputation in and out of her profession. Her "Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion" (1903) had a good reception among the scholars who dominated work in ancient Greek religion in the first half of the twentieth century, but its sequel, "Them. ) had a good reception among the scholars who dominated work in ancient Greek religion in the first half of the twentieth century, but its sequel, "Them. Two intellectual forces collide to create a treasured book Two great intellectual forces collide to create a treasured book here and these two forces are Mary Beard, a British feminist (arguably) scholar of the classics, and her forebearer, Jane Harrison. Much has been made of the contemporary relevance of Jane Harrison story, but this book more than proves that tales of early twentieth century women professionals a

This lively and innovative portrayal of a fascinating woman raises the question of who wins (and how) in the competition for academic fame. And she contrasts her story with that of Eugénie Sellers Strong, a younger contemporary and onetime intimate, the author of major work on Roman art and once a glittering figure at the British School in Rome--but who lost the race for renown. The setting for the story of Harrison's career is Classical scholarship in this period--its internal arguments and allegiances and especially th

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