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    DescriptionThe complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor: Professor T C W Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues, including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture, head-on in chapters that will be at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. Each book is specifically designed with the non-specialist reader in mind; but the authority of the contributors and the vigour of the interpretations will make them necessary and challenging reading for fellow academics across a range of disciplines. Osborne's is the third book to be launched in the series, following on from the publication of Blanning's Eighteenth and Nineteenth century volumes. Robin Osborne provides an analysis which introduces the physical world of the Greek city and the inheritance of the classical city from its archaic past. With specially commissioned chapters, a team of experts introduce the reader to the economy of the Greek city, its political and religious institutions, the waging of warfare between cities, the nature and ancient analysis of struggles within cities, and the private life of individuals. The focus then moves to diachronic change within the city, tracing the broad narratives of Greek history through the fifth and fourth centuries, and concludes by demonstrating the changing ways in which the Greeks themselves construed individual and civic life. Looking at classical Greece as a whole, the reader is introduced to general issues through use of precise examples and through the words of Greek writers themselves. Maps, a timeline, and a selective bibliography help readers to ground the information that is given and direct their further studies.

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    Classical Greece
    500-323 BC
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robin Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198731535
    ISBN 10: 0198731531

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    LC classification: DF214.C5 2, DF214 .C5 2000
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 halftones, 3 line illustrations, 3 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    02 November 2000
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    Author Information
    Robin Osborne is a Professor of Ancient History in the University of oxford and Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He is the author of Demos: The Discovery of Classical Attika 91985), Classical Landscape with Figures: The Ancient Greek City and its Countryside (1987), Greece in the making 1200-479BC (1996), and Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998).
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    Strong, clear, themed discussions;informative use of selected ancient authors. Captures the age of Athens and Sparta and the big social and cultural changes well. Deserves to oust the obsolete works that are still too easy to find! Dr Graham Shipley, Head of Ancient History Division, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester In an attempt to re-contextualise the phenomenon of classical Greece, this new volume in The Short Oxford History of Europe uses a topical-based approach to challenge traditional chronological narratives. The nine specially commissioned essays by seven authors step through the Economy, the City, War, Political Conflicts and Private Life before examining the political-military flow of events. This will stimulate students to think beyond diachronic approaches and to re-examine their own understanding how the Greeks lived. John Lewis, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge The Anglo-Hellenic Review No 23
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations ; List of Contributors ; Glossary ; List of Ancient Authors mentioned ; 1. The Creation of Classical Greece ; 2. The Economy ; 3. The Classical City ; 4. The City at War ; 5. Political conflicts, political debates, and political thought ; 6. Private Life ; 7. The Fifth Century: Political and Military Narrative ; 8. The Fourth Century: Political and Military Narrative ; Conclusion ; Further Reading ; Chronology ; Maps ; Index