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Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

Paperback Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History

By (author) John Thorley

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 215mm x 10mm | 150g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 041531934X
  • ISBN 13: 9780415319348
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 4 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 371,433

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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 research.

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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 University.

Table of contents

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