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    Greek History (Classical Foundations) (Paperback) By (author) Robin Osborne

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    DescriptionRobin Osborne's energetic and lively guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c.1200BC) to the Roman conquest in the second century BC. Covering all the most important topics in the study of the Greek past, it also explores the cultural, political, demographic and economic approaches to Greek history that students will encounter. Professor Osborne sheds light on the full possibilities - and problems - of working with the surviving evidence, by giving examples from archaeological and art historical sources as well as written texts. The book includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further.


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    Title
    Greek History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 212 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415317184
    ISBN 10: 0415317185
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: H
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC classification: DF77
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DF77 .O67 2004
    Thema V1.0: NH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    2 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    06 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge. His books include Greece in the Making c. 1200-479 BC, Archaic and Classical Greek Art and with P.J.L Rhodes, Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 BC.
    Review quote
    'Immensely lucid ... it offers a very clear guide.' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Familiar but Exotic: Why Greece needs History 2. Inventing the Greek Polis 3. How many Greeks were there and How did Any of Them Survive? 4. Law, Tyranny and the Invention of Politics 5. Making Enemies 6. The City of Freedom and Oppression 7. The Unity and Diversity of the Greek City 8. Was Alexander the End of Greek History?