Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

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The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines: * the prelude to democracy * how the democractic system emerged * how this system worked in practice * the efficiency of this system of government * the success of Athenian democracy. Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 10mm | 149.69g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 4 black & white line drawings
  • 041531934X
  • 9780415319348
  • 480,101

About John Thorley

John Thorley is recently retired and was formerly a Professor teaching within the departments of Teaching and Education Studies, In-Service Education and History at the Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster more

Table of contents

Introduction Prelude to democracy The democratic system: Kleisthenes' reforms The democratic system: later reforms The system in practice An overview Bibliographyshow more