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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 Anthony Cartledge (born 24 March 1947) is a British ancient historian and academic. From 2008 to 2014 he was the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge. He had previously held a personal chair in Greek History at Cambridge.

Anton Powell teaches Greek classics at the University of Wales. He is the author of several books and lives in the countryside of Wales.

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