Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete (Routledge Revivals)

Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete (Routledge Revivals)

by R. F. Willetts
     
 

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Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete, first published in 1955, investigates the emergence and progress of Dorian society on Crete from the 8th century BC onwards. The major contribution of Cretan culture in this period was in the field of law – law and order are traditionally linked, and Dorian Crete remained steadfast in its pursuit of

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Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete, first published in 1955, investigates the emergence and progress of Dorian society on Crete from the 8th century BC onwards. The major contribution of Cretan culture in this period was in the field of law – law and order are traditionally linked, and Dorian Crete remained steadfast in its pursuit of order. The author offers an explanation for the protracted aristocratic character of Cretan society, basing his study on the crucial Code of Gortyna.


The primitive foundations of the social system are examined, illuminating the tribal institutions which formed the basis of the aristocratic states which developed. The four classes of the Cretan states, and the mutual relations of these classes, are defined, and the stages whereby family institutions developed are analysed. Finally, political and judicial organisation is scrutinised, and the Cretan culture is situated in the wider horizon of Mediterranean civilisation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317752950
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Series:
Routledge Revivals
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
298
File size:
8 MB

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