Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens / Edition 1

Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens / Edition 1

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by David Cohen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521388376

ISBN-13: 9780521388375

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the legal regulation of violence and the role of litigation in Athenian society. Using comparative anthropological and historical perspectives, David Cohen challenges traditional evolutionary and functionalist accounts of the development of legal process. Examining Athenian theories of social conflict and the rule of law, as well as actual

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This book examines the legal regulation of violence and the role of litigation in Athenian society. Using comparative anthropological and historical perspectives, David Cohen challenges traditional evolutionary and functionalist accounts of the development of legal process. Examining Athenian theories of social conflict and the rule of law, as well as actual litigation involving the regulation of violence, the book emphasizes the way in which the judicial process operates in an agonistic society.

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ISBN-13:
9780521388375
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Key Themes in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Realm of Theory: 1. Law and order; 2. Theorising Athenian society: the problem of stability; 3. Theorising Athenian society: the rule of law; Part II. The Realm of the Courts: 4. Rhetoric, litigation and the values of an agonistic society; 5. Litigation as feud; 6. Violence and litigation; 7. Hubris and the legal regulation of sexual violence; 8. Litigation and the family; Conclusion: litigation, democracy and the courts; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.

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