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    DescriptionThis is a major, single-volume introduction to the whole of Ancient Greek History. It covers the period from the Golden Age of Knossos and Mycenae to the incorporation of Greece into the Roman empire in the second century BC. The book combines narrative and socio-economic history to cover all regions of Greece, including territories on the edge of the Greek and Hellenistic worlds, as well as the traditional centres such as Athens and Sparta.A History of Ancient Greece provides students with an accessible history of the region, combining accounts of the major events with in-depth analyses of the underlying issues. The book is designed explicitly for student use and contains numerous pedagogic features including summaries of key issues, balanced accounts of controversial points, useful discussions of Greek institutions, chronologies and a glossary.


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    Title
    A History of Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claude Orrieux, By (author) Pauline Schmitt-Pantel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 802 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631203094
    ISBN 10: 0631203095
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG, 1QDAZ
    LC classification: DF214 .O7713 1999
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    23 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    The late Claude Orrieux's was Professor at the University of Caen. His previous publications include "Judaism-Hellenism" (1986) and" Investigations on the Hellenistic Armies" (1987).Pauline Schmitt-Pantel's is Professor at the University of Picardie Jules Verne. Her previous publications in English include "A History of Women in the West: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints" (editor, 1992) and "Religion in the Ancient Greek City" (co-author, 1993).
    Review quote
    "This will make an excellent textbook. Everyone teaching Greek history complains constantly of the lack of a good book. This one has a good balance of narrative and social/economic history. It's also unusual in trying to cover all areas of Greece, not just Athens and Sparta. I should add that I've read a couple of other Greek history textbooks in preparation for other publishers in the last couple of years, and this book is head-and-shoulders above the rest. It's a really good book." Ian Morris, Stanford University " ... presents both an elegant narrative and an interesting assessment of the Hellenistic world" Greece and Rome "... innovative ... While the traditional 'glories' of Greek history - the classical period, the history of Athens - are excellently handled, this is not at the expense of less frequently covered terrain." Times Higher Education Supplement
    Back cover copy
    This is a major, single-volume introduction to the whole of Ancient Greek History. It covers the period from the Golden Age of Knossos and Mycenae to the incorporation of Greece into the Roman empire in the second century BC. The book combines narrative and socio-economic history to cover all regions of Greece, including territories on the edge of the Greek and Hellenistic worlds, as well as the traditional centres such as Athens and Sparta."A History of Ancient Greece" provides students with an accessible history of the region, combining accounts of the major events with in-depth analyses of the underlying issues. The book is designed explicitly for student use and contains numerous pedagogic features including summaries of key issues, balanced accounts of controversial points, useful discussions of Greek institutions, chronologies and a glossary.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements. Translator's Note. Figures. Foreword. A Country. 1. The Greek World's Earliest Times: The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. 2. The Archaic World: The Birth Of Civic Communities. Emigration And The New Cities. The Forms Of Power. The Peoples And Cities Of Greece: An Impressionistic Picture. An Aristocratic Culture. 3. The Classical Period: The Fifth Century: New Institutions In Athens. Greeks And Persians. Hegemony And Democracy. Relations Between The Cities: Wars And Truces. A Democratic Culture. Society And The Economy In The Classical Period. Polytheism And Religious Life. 4. The Classical Period: The Fourth Century: The End Of Classical Hegemonies. The Age Of Eloquence. The Macedonian Peace: From One Common Peace Into Another (355-336). Alexander The Great. The Failure of The Macedonian Peace (323-281). 5. The Hellenistic Period: The Balance Of Power: A World At War (281-220): A World At Peace. The End Of Greek History. Conclusion. The Sources. Chronological Table. Lexicon. Guide to Further Reading. Index.