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    DescriptionIn 1872, Jacob Burckhardt, one of the preeminent historians of classical and Renaissance culture, presented this revolutionary work, which portrays ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world based on a ruthless competition for honor, a competition that led, in turn, to a tyranous state with minimal personal freedoms. Burckhardt's landmark project, the culmination of thirty years of scholarlship by leading Oxford historian, Oswyn Murray, offers a rich cultural history of a fascinating society.


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    Title
    The Greeks and Greek Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacob Burckhardt, By (author) Burckardt, Edited by University Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow Oswyn Murray, Translated by Sheila Stern
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312244477
    ISBN 10: 0312244479
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC classification: DF
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    St Martin's Gri.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    St. Martins Press-3pl
    Imprint name
    St. Martins Press-3pl
    Publication date
    01 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) was one of the greatest historians of the nineteenth century. He was professor of History and the History of Art at the University of Basel from 1858 to 1893, and was a mentor to Friedrich Nietzsche. Dr. Oswyn Murray is CUF Lecturer in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics, at Oxford University, and director of an international project entitled Bibliotheca Academica Translationum, investigating the diffusion of classical studies through the translation of works of scholarship in Europe, 1700-1920.
    Review quote
    "Not only a rich overview of Burckhardt's learning but a precious glimpse into the intellectual world of the late nineteenth century." --"The New Yorker" "A corrective to the rather gaga idealism of 'the Greek spirit'...lively." --George Wills", The New York Times Book Review" "This book will become a necessary tool in courses not only on nineteenth-century historiography, but on the ancient world as well." --"Publishers Weekly"