Rape of Troy by Jonathan Gottschall
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Rape of Troy
By Jonathan Gottschall

The Rape of Troy

Evolution, Violence, and the World of Homer

By (author) See other recent books by Jonathan Gottschall
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $155.00
Your Price: $139.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $15.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Rape of Troy by Jonathan Gottschall

Book Description

Homer's epics reflect an eighth-century BCE world of warrior tribes that were fractured by constant strife; aside from its fantastic scale, nothing is exceptional about Troy's conquest by the Greeks. Using a fascinating and innovative approach, Professor Gottschall analyses Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology, attributing its intensity to a shortage of available young women. The warrior practice of taking enemy women as slaves and concubines meant that women were concentrated in the households of powerful men. In turn, this shortage drove men to compete fiercely over women: almost all the main conflicts of the Iliad and Odyssey can be traced back to disputes over women. The Rape of Troy integrates biological and humanistic understanding - biological theory is used to explore the ultimate sources of pitched Homeric conflict, and Homeric society is the subject of a bio-anthropological case study of why men fight.

Buy Rape of Troy book by Jonathan Gottschall from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521870382
ISBN-10: 0521870380
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Jonathan Gottschall

Graphing Jane Austen by Jonathan Gottschall Graphing Jane Austen, Hardback (April 2012)

This book helps to bridge the gap between science and literary scholarship. Building on findings in the evolutionary human sciences, the authors construct a model of human nature in order to illuminate the evolved psychology that shapes the organization of characters in nineteenth-century British novels, from Jane Austen to E. M. Forster.

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities by Jonathan Gottschall Literature, Science, and a New Humanities, Hardback (November 2008)

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities challenges dominant modes of literary analysis and sketches outlines of a new paradigm, theory, method, and ethos inspired by scientific models.

Rape of Troy by Jonathan Gottschall Rape of Troy, Paperback (March 2008)

A highly innovative study analysing Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology.

» View all books by Jonathan Gottschall

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Rape of Troy book by Jonathan Gottschall and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Washington and Jefferson College. He co-edited (with David Sloan Wilson) The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative (2005) and has published numerous articles seeking to bridge the humanities-sciences divide.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jonathan Gottschall close
Graphing Jane Austen by Jonathan Gottschall
Evolution, Literature, and Film by Jonathan Gottschall
Literature, Science, and a New Humanities by Jonathan Gottschall
Literature, Science, and a New Humanities by Jonathan Gottschall
Rape of Troy by Jonathan Gottschall
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close