Download e-book for iPad: An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis by Mogens Herman Hansen,Thomas Heine Nielsen

By Mogens Herman Hansen,Thomas Heine Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0198140991

ISBN-13: 9780198140993

this can be the 1st ever documented examine of the 1,035 identifiable Greek urban states (poleis) of the Archaic and Classical sessions (c.650-325 BC). earlier reviews of the Greek polis have all in favour of Athens and Sparta, and the end result has been a view of Greek society ruled by means of Sophokles', Plato's, and Demosthenes' view of what the polis was once. This examine comprises descriptions of Athens and Sparta, yet its major goal is to discover the
history and association of the thousand different urban states.

The major a part of the e-book is a locally equipped stock of all identifiable poleis overlaying the Greek international from Spain to the Caucasus and from the Crimea to Libya. This stock is the paintings of forty seven experts, and is split into forty six chapters, each one protecting a zone. each one bankruptcy comprises an account of the area, a listing of second-order settlements, and an alphabetically ordered description of the poleis. This description covers such issues as polis status,
territory, cost trend, city centre, urban partitions and huge structure, inhabitants, army energy, structure, alliance club, colonization, coinage, and Panhellenic victors.

The first a part of the booklet is an outline of the tactic and ideas utilized within the development of the stock and an research of a few of the consequences to be acquired via a comparative examine of the 1,035 poleis integrated in it. the traditional Greek thought of polis is distinct from the fashionable time period `city state', which historians use to hide many different old civilizations, from historical Sumeria to the West African cultures absorbed via the nineteenth-century colonializing
powers. the point of interest of this venture is what the Greeks themselves thought of a polis to be.

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