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The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Annabel Robinson


This book traces both the personal and scholarly life of Jane Harrison (1850–1928), a scholar whose work on Greek art and the origins of religion broke new ground in English scholarship. After five years at Cambridge, where she was one of the first women students, she spent twenty years in London, lecturing on Greek art and travelling in Europe, studying archaeology in situ and in museums. During this time she lectured and published on Greek art and archaeology, her fluent command of languages equipping her to bring to the English public the latest Continental scholarship. Returning to Newnham ... More

Keywords: Greek religion, religion, ritual, origins, art, archaeology, anthropology, Cambridge Ritualists, Newnham College

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annabel Robinson, author
Associate Professor of Classics, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada