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The Resource Democracy : a life, Paul Cartledge

Democracy : a life, Paul Cartledge

Label
Democracy : a life
Title
Democracy
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Paul Cartledge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker--from Plato and Aristotle onwards--were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of the proletariat. In ancient Greece there can be traced not only the rudiments of modern democratic society but the entire Western tradition of anti-democratic thought. In Democracy: A Life, Paul Cartledge provides a detailed history of this ancient political system. In addition, by drawing out the salient differences between ancient and modern forms of democracy he enables a richer understanding of both. Cartledge contends that there is no one "ancient Greek democracy" as pure and simple as is often believed. Democracy surveys the emergence and development of Greek politics, the invention of political theory, and-intimately connected to the latter-the birth of democracy, first at Athens in c. 500 BCE and then at its greatest flourishing in the Greek world around 350 BCE. Cartledge then traces the decline of genuinely democratic Greek institutions at the hands of the Macedonians and--subsequently and decisively--the Romans. Authoritative and accessible, Democracy: A Life will be regarded as the best account of ancient democracy and its long afterlife"--
  • "Democracy: A Life holds out three unique research aims: a proper understanding of the origins and variety of ancient Greek democracies; a detailed account of the fate of democracy - both the institution and the word - in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the fifth century BCE to the 6th century CE; and a nuanced exploration of the ways in which all ancient Greek democracies differed from all modern so-called 'democracies'"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
321.80938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC75.D36
LC item number
C38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Democracy : a life, Paul Cartledge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Lost in Translation? Modern and Contemporary Appropriations of Democracy I -- Sources, Ancient and Modern -- The Emergence of the Polis/Politics/the Political: Modern and Contemporary Appropriations of Democracy II -- The Emergence of Greek Democracy I: Archaic Greece -- The Emergence of Greek Democracy II: Athens 508/7 -- The Emergence of Greek Democracy III: Athens 507-451/0 -- Greek Democratic Theory? -- Athenian Democracy in Practice c. 450-335 -- Athenian Democracy: Culture and Society c. 450-335 -- Greek Democracy in Credit and Crisis I: The Fifth Century -- Athenian Democracy in Court: the Trials of Demos, Socrates, and Ctesiphon -- Greek Democracy in Credit and Crisis II: The Golden Age of Greek Democracy (c. 375-350) and Its Critics -- Athenian Democracy at Work in the 'Age of Lycurgus' -- The Strange Death of Classical Greek Democracy: a Retrospect -- Hellenistic Democracy? Democracy in Deficit c. 323-86 BCE -- The Roman Republic: a sort of Democracy? -- Democracy Denied: the Roman and Early Byzantine Empires -- Democracy Eclipsed: Late Antiquity, the European Middle Ages, and the Renaissance -- Democracy Revived: England in the Seventeenth Century and France in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenthh Centuries -- Democracy Reinvented: the United States in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries and Tocqueville's America -- Democracy Tamed: Nineteenth-Century Great Britain -- Epilogue: Democracy Now: Retrospect and Prospects
Control code
ocn907446429
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780199837465
Lccn
2015034058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907446429
  • (Sirsi) a1895823
Label
Democracy : a life, Paul Cartledge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Lost in Translation? Modern and Contemporary Appropriations of Democracy I -- Sources, Ancient and Modern -- The Emergence of the Polis/Politics/the Political: Modern and Contemporary Appropriations of Democracy II -- The Emergence of Greek Democracy I: Archaic Greece -- The Emergence of Greek Democracy II: Athens 508/7 -- The Emergence of Greek Democracy III: Athens 507-451/0 -- Greek Democratic Theory? -- Athenian Democracy in Practice c. 450-335 -- Athenian Democracy: Culture and Society c. 450-335 -- Greek Democracy in Credit and Crisis I: The Fifth Century -- Athenian Democracy in Court: the Trials of Demos, Socrates, and Ctesiphon -- Greek Democracy in Credit and Crisis II: The Golden Age of Greek Democracy (c. 375-350) and Its Critics -- Athenian Democracy at Work in the 'Age of Lycurgus' -- The Strange Death of Classical Greek Democracy: a Retrospect -- Hellenistic Democracy? Democracy in Deficit c. 323-86 BCE -- The Roman Republic: a sort of Democracy? -- Democracy Denied: the Roman and Early Byzantine Empires -- Democracy Eclipsed: Late Antiquity, the European Middle Ages, and the Renaissance -- Democracy Revived: England in the Seventeenth Century and France in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenthh Centuries -- Democracy Reinvented: the United States in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries and Tocqueville's America -- Democracy Tamed: Nineteenth-Century Great Britain -- Epilogue: Democracy Now: Retrospect and Prospects
Control code
ocn907446429
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780199837465
Lccn
2015034058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907446429
  • (Sirsi) a1895823

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