Democracy Ancient and Modern / Edition 1

Democracy Ancient and Modern / Edition 1

by M. I. Finley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813511275

ISBN-13: 9780813511276

Pub. Date: 10/01/1985

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

This elegant and provocative book is perhaps more important now than when it was first published. The three essays that comprised the first edition developed a remarkable discourse between ancient Greek and modern conceptions of democracy, in the belief that each society could help us understand the other. To the original three essays, Sir M. I. Finley has added

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This elegant and provocative book is perhaps more important now than when it was first published. The three essays that comprised the first edition developed a remarkable discourse between ancient Greek and modern conceptions of democracy, in the belief that each society could help us understand the other. To the original three essays, Sir M. I. Finley has added two that clarify and elaborate the thinking of the first edition.

The two new essays, "Athenian Dialogues" and "Censorship in Classical Antiquity" combine with "Leaders and Followers," "Democracy, Consensus, and the National Interest," "Socrates and After" to make this book an unusual inquiry. Few contemporary writers are able to bring to the subject the depth of learning and the persuasive power of language that Sir M. I. Finley brings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813511276
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Series:
Mason Welch Gross Lectureship
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
796,101
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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