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Ancient Greece : A Political, Social, and Cultural History - 99 edition

Ancient Greece : A Political, Social, and Cultural History (ISBN10: 0195097432; ISBN13: 9780195097436)
ISBN13: 978-0195097436
ISBN10: 0195097432

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ISBN10: 0195097424

Summary: Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History introduces students to the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. The only comprehensive and balanced history of ancient Greece that covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, it integrates the most recent research in archeology, comparative anthropology, and social history w ...show moreith a traditional yet lively narrative of political, military, and diplomatic history. The authors show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. The book goes on to trace the complex and surprising evolution of Greek civilization to its eventual dissolution as it merged with a variety of other cultures. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, the authors provide an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece. Featuring 19 maps, over 80 photographs, and numerous selections which highlight a variety of primary source material, Ancient Greece is an indispensable text for courses in ancient Greek history.

  • Offers an integrated and balanced presentation of history that combines the most recent research in social history, archaeology, and comparative anthropology with a more traditional narrative of political, military, and diplomatic history
  • The only comprehensive and balanced history of ancient Greece that covers the entire span from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Era
  • Presents the collaboration of four experts who are active researchers in different fields of Greek history
  • Takes into account the rapidly changing views of pre-Classical Greek history
  • Numerous "document boxes" which include a variety of primary source material appear throughout the text
  • Suitable for and accessible to both undergraduate students and general readers
  • Features 17 original maps and over 80 photographs
"Ancient Greece is an excellent text. The authors' shared opinion that ancient Greece is 'one of the most improbable success stories in all of world history' unfolds in a happy combination of the traditional detail of familiar names and events along with a tale of the nameless many--even slaves, women, children, and non-Greeks." --Carol Thomas, Professor of History, University of Washington and President of the Association of Ancient Historians "My students and I have been waiting for such a clear and fluid reconstruction of Greek history--an unusually smooth blend of political, social, and cultural history. By authors widely recognized for their commitment to teaching as well as scholarship, this work has many strengths and pedagogical virtues." --Donald G. Kyle, Professor of History, University of Texas at Arlington
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 01/28/1999
International: No

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