Athenian Democratic Origins: And Other Essays

Athenian Democratic Origins: And Other Essays

by G. E. M. de Ste. Croix, G. E. De Ste Croix
     
 

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This is a defense of the Athenian democracy by a great radical historian. Geoffrey de Ste. Croix shows how even its oddest features made sense, and illustrates the different factors influencing Athenian politics—for instance, trade and commercial interests mattered very little. Though written in the 1960s, these hitherto unpublished essays remain fresh and

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This is a defense of the Athenian democracy by a great radical historian. Geoffrey de Ste. Croix shows how even its oddest features made sense, and illustrates the different factors influencing Athenian politics—for instance, trade and commercial interests mattered very little. Though written in the 1960s, these hitherto unpublished essays remain fresh and innovative.

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"No serious reader, converted or not, could emerge unimpressed by the sheer command of evidence and calibre of argument on display here."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780199255177
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/27/2004
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey de Ste. Croix was Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford from 1953 until 1977. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1972. He published Origins of the Peloponnesian War in 1972 and The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World in 1981; the latter book was translated into Spanish and Greek, and won the Isaac Deutscher Memorial prize for 1982.

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