A History of the Archaic Greek World, Ca. 1200-479 BCE

A History of the Archaic Greek World, Ca. 1200-479 BCE

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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. * Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations * Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World * Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs * Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism * Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 170.18 x 241.3 x 20.32mm | 589.67g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1118301277
  • 9781118301272
  • 242,728

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"A History of the Archaic Greek World" provides theme-based coverage of the years 1200-479 BCE. By revisiting the evidence from the period with a critical and analytical eye, Jonathan M. Hall gives the reader the opportunity to investigate at first hand this crucial formative period of Greek history. In doing so, this book casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, colonization, citizen militias, the origins of egalitarianism, and the emergence of a self-conscious Greek identity. Taking into consideration feedback from the first edition, the author has updated the text and added further material, including two new sections entitled "Archaeological Gaps: Attica and Crete" and '"Greek' Culture: Unity and Diversity"; he has increased illustrative material, and included a new guide to electronic resources. In addition, Hall has expanded the geographical coverage of all material considered within the book. The text continues to provide an exceptionally wide range of archaeological evidence across a number of different specialties. The author brings a willingness to question existing notions, which allows the reader to become involved in the practice of history by probing and reevaluating conventional beliefs.

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About Jonathan M. Hall

Jonathan M. Hall is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities and Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (1997), Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture (2002), and Artifact and Artifice: Classical Archaeology and the Ancient Historian (2013).

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