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Author Cartledge, Paul.
Title Democracy : a life / Paul Cartledge.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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Description xxvi, 383 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-361) and index.
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 nineteenth 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.
Subject Democracy -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Greece -- Politics and government -- To 146 B.C.
Democracy -- History.
ISBN 9780199837458 (hardback)
0199837457 (hardback)
9780190494322
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