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    DescriptionGreece in the Making 1200-479 BC is an accessible and comprehensive account of Greek history from the end of the Bronze Age to the Classical Period. The first edition of this book broke new ground by acknowledging that, barring a small number of archaic poems and inscriptions, the majority of our literary evidence for archaic Greece reported only what later writers wanted to tell, and so was subject to systematic selection and distortion. This book offers a narrative which acknowledges the later traditions, as traditions, but insists that we must primarily confront the contemporary evidence, which is in large part archaeological and art historical, and must make sense of it in its own terms. In this second edition, as well as updating the text to take account of recent scholarship and re-ordering, Robin Osborne has addressed more explicitly the weaknesses and unsustainable interpretations which the first edition chose merely to pass over. He now spells out why this book features no 'rise of the polis' and no 'colonization', and why the treatment of Greek settlement abroad is necessarily spread over various chapters. Students and teachers alike will particularly appreciate the enhanced discussion of economic history and the more systematic treatment of issues of gender and sexuality.


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    Title
    Greece in the Making 1200-479 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415469920
    ISBN 10: 0415469929
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938.01
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DF220 .O82 2009
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    7 black & white tables, 63 colour illustrations, 38 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    23 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    University of Cambridge, UK
    Review quote
    'The present second edition...is perhaps the most up-dated and the most systematic of all such syntheses currently available in English.' - Palamedes
    Table of contents
    1. The Traditions of History 2. Setting the Stage 3. The Problem of Beginnings 4. Forming Communities: The Eighth Century BC 5. The World of Hesiod and of Homer 6. Reforming Communities: The Seventh Century BC 7. The Greek World in 600BC 8. Inter-Relating Cities: The Short Sixth Century (600-520 BC) 9. The Transformation of Archaic Greece 520-479 BC