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The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy : A Politico-Cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations, Hardback Book

The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy : A Politico-Cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations Hardback

Edited by Peter Wagner, Johann Pall Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub

Part of the Ancient World: Comparative Histories series

Description

The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well as the interaction between democracy and various forms of cultural expression from a comparative historical perspective and with special attention to the place of Greek democracy in political thought and debates about democracy throughout the centuries. * Presents an original combination of a close synchronic and long diachronic examination of the Greek polis - city-states that gave rise to the first democratic system of government * Offers a detailed study of the close interactionbetween democracy, society, and the arts in ancient Greece * Places the invention of democracy in fifth-century bce Athens both in its broad social and cultural context and in the context of the re-emergence of democracy in the modern world * Reveals the role Greek democracy played in the political and intellectual traditions that shaped modern democracy, and in the debates about democracy in modern social, political, and philosophical thought * Written collaboratively by an international team of leading scholars in classics, ancient history, sociology, and political science

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 410 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781444351064

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