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I. Ancient Near East – II. Greece – III. Rome – IV. The Bible – V. Christianity – VI. Judaism

I. Ancient Near East

Historiography in the classic sense, with a reflective account of historical linkages, developed rudimentarily at best in the cuneiform cultures of the ancient Near East in Hittite and Neo-Assyrian annals and the introductions to treaties; even these documents were usually written to justify the political actions. Around the middle of the 3rd millennium b…

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Hecker, Karl, Cancik, Hubert, Dietrich, Walter, Plümacher, Eckhard, Brennecke, Hanns Christof, Köpf, Ulrich, Schlüter, Margarete and Römer, Nils, “Historiography”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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