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Democracy: A Life

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The long story of democracy, from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, including:How democracy was born and developed in the ancient world - and the many different forms that it tookThe long centuries of democratic eclipse - from Byzantium to the RenaissanceThe arguments against democracy over the centuriesThe re-birth of democracy in seventeenth century England, revolutionary France, and the United StatesHow democracy has been constantly reconstituted and reinvented ever since

Συγγραφέας: Cartledge Paul
Εκδότης: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Σελίδες: 383
ISBN: 9780199697670
Εξώφυλλο: Σκληρό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2016

Preface and Acknowledgements
Timeline
ACT I
1: Introduction: Lost in Translation?
2: Sources, Ancient and Modern
3: The Emergence of the Polis, Politics, and the Political
4: The Emergence of Ancient Democracy in Archaic Greece I
5: The Emergence of Ancient Democracy in Archaic Greece II
6: Athenian Democracy I: Theory
7: Athenian Democracy II: Practice
8: Athenian Democracy III: Culture
9: Democracy in Credit and Crisis
10: Democracy on Trial: Trial of Socrates 399
ACT II
11: Democracy Renewed: The Golden Age of Greek Democracy (c.375-50)
12: How did the 4th-century BCE Athenian Democracy Work in the 'Age of Lycurgus'?
13: How did the 4th-century BCE Athenian Democracy Work in the 'Age of Lycurgus'?, Part II
14: Classical Greek and Athenian Democracy: a Retrospect
ACT III
15: Hellenistic Democracy I
16: Roman Republic: a sort of Democracy? I: Polybius's Roman Constitution
17: Roman Republic a sort of Democracy? II: the 'Millar Thesis'
18: Democracy Denied: the Roman and Early Byzantine Empire
19: Democracy Eclipsed: Late Antiquity, European Middle Ages & the Renaissance
20: Democracy Revived I: England in the 17th Century
21: Democracy Revived II: France in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries
22: Democracy Revived III: the United States in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries
23: Democracy Reinvented I: 19th-century Britain
24: Democracy Reinvented II: Tocqueville's America
25: Retrospect and Prospects
Notes
References and Further Reading
Index

Paul Cartledge is A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the Faculty of Classics, where he taught from 1979 to 2014. His undergraduate and doctoral qualifications were obtained at Oxford, where he completed a dissertation on the archaeology and history of early Sparta under the supervision of Professor Sir John Boardman. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of well over a score of books, including The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient GreeceThe Spartans: An Epic HistoryAlexander the Great: The Hunt for a New PastThermopylae: The Battle that Changed the World; and Democracy: A Life. He co-edits a monograph series, sits on the editorial boards of three learned journals, and serves as consultant in ancient history to publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an Honorary Citizen of Sparta, Greece, and holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

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