A History of the Archaic Greek World

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

By (author) Jon Hall

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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.* A Thematic study of this crucial formative period of Greek history, from the same series as P.J. Rhodes' A History of the Classical Greek World.* 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.

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 200.66 x 276.86 x 33.02mm | 748.42g
  • 01 Dec 2006
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • 0631226672
  • 9780631226673
  • 1,696,842

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Jonathan M. Hall is Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the Humanities, Professor and Chair of Classics and Professor in the Departments of History and the College at the University of Chicago. He has written numerous articles on the political, social, and cultural history of the early Greek world and is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (1997) and Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture (2002).

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"Scholars as well as students of historical practice and specialists in Greek history will find this book indispensable ... Highly recommended." (Choice) "Jonathan Hall has written a stimulating new history of Archaic Greece ... The book is very well written, with a very helpful glossary of literary sources and a useful index; it does not pre-suppose any knowledge of the evidence or methods ... Hall explores the general problems that a historian faces in practising history, providing an excellent introduction to the issues ... Fundamentally, Hall's book stresses the need to rethink the concept of historical change." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review) "Very attractive physical appearance ... an extensive bibliography and index. Hall's style is clear and crisp ... .The book is to be recommended." (Canadian Journal of History)

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"A History of the Archaic Greek World" provides thematic 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, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism.

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