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The Resource Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy : and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to, in the Iliad, James Rennell, (electronic resource)

Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy : and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to, in the Iliad, James Rennell, (electronic resource)

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Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy : and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to, in the Iliad
Title
Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy
Title remainder
and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to, in the Iliad
Statement of responsibility
James Rennell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
James Rennell (1742–1830) could be claimed as the father of historical geography. After a long career at sea and in India, during which he had learned surveying and cartography, he returned to England and entered the circle of Sir Joseph Banks, who encouraged him to widen his interests to include the geography of the ancient world. In this work, published in 1814, Rennell compares the actual topography of the area in which Troy was believed to be located with the accounts of ancient commentators on Homer, with the Homeric accounts themselves, and finally with the work of ancient geographers. Without offering his own solution to the problem, he demolishes with zest the then current theory that Troy was located at the village of Bournabashi - a conclusion with which Heinrich Schliemann later agreed. Rennell's posthumously published work on the topography of Western Asia is also reissued in this series.--
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1742-1830
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Rennell, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge library collection. Classics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Topographical surveying
  • Troy (Extinct city)
Label
Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy : and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to, in the Iliad, James Rennell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107294684
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781107294684
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108071826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915141610
Label
Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy : and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to, in the Iliad, James Rennell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107294684
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107294684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108071826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915141610

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