The Birth of History
Lecture no. 11 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
What does it mean to say that the Greeks, while certainly not the first people to reflect on the past, nonetheless "invented" history? How did Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon, each in his own unforgettable way, contribute to this basic turning of the Western mind?