Politics in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Politics in the Ancient World / Edition 1

by M. I. Finley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521275709

ISBN-13: 9780521275705

Pub. Date: 07/07/1983

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The business of politics - the vital process of conducting government through the dynamics of argument, conflict and decision-making - offers us one of the most revealing areas of insight into any society. Sir Moses Finley's exploration of politics in the city states of Greece and republican Rome yields insights into the arenas of political debate which have made a

Overview

The business of politics - the vital process of conducting government through the dynamics of argument, conflict and decision-making - offers us one of the most revealing areas of insight into any society. Sir Moses Finley's exploration of politics in the city states of Greece and republican Rome yields insights into the arenas of political debate which have made a major impact on our understanding of the ancient world. The early political involvement of the free lower classes, the effect of war and conquest on political stability, and the ideological pressures which influenced the course of internal conflicts are salient themes in this stimulating investigation of the nature of government in Greece and Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521275705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/07/1983
Series:
Wiles Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
810,047
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. State, class and power; 2. Authority and patronage; 3. Politics; 4. Popular participation; 5. Political issues and conflict; 6. Ideology; Bibliography; Index.

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