Athenian Democracy, Paperback


The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars.

John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop.

Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines: * the prelude to democracy * how the democractic system emerged * how this system worked in practice * the efficiency of this system of government * the success of Athenian democracy. Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, 4 black & white line drawings
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780415319348



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