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This front matter section of the book Historiography and Self-Definition: Josephos, Luke-acts and Apologetic Historiography contains the table of contents and the acknowledgements and a list of abbreviations. Apologetic historiography is the story of a subgroup of people which deliberately Hellenizes the traditions of the group in an effort to provide a self-definition within the context of the larger world. It arose as a result of a dialectic relationship with Greek ethnography. This work traces the evolution of this tradition through three major eras of eastern Mediterranean history spanning six hundred years: the Persian, the Greek, and the Roman.

Keywords: apologetic historiography; Greek ethnography

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