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    DescriptionThe empire that the Athenians established in the years after 478 BC was an entirely new phenomenon in the history of Greece, and the basis of much of the brilliant development of Athenian culture in the fifth century. Its growth and collapse was the key event in the history of the period, after the defeat of the Persian invasion. Yet this important historical phenomenon remains baffling to study. New developments in various fields have made urgent a revision of existing approaches, which largely originated in the first half of the last century. Advances in archaeology have hugely extended the possibilities of writing an archaeology of the empire. The accepted chronology of many key inscriptions has been powerfully challenged, so that new narrative reconstructions become possible. Relevant new documents in languages such as Lycian have become available. Understanding of the Persian empire which was the parallel, and in a sense the model, with which the Athenian empire interacted has been transformed in the last quarter century. Broader developments in historiography (microhistory; history from below; and, post-colonial theory) invite us to pose new questions. The aim of this collection is not to offer a final word on any of the problems, but to give a sense of the possibility of a new generation of studies of the empire.


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    Title
    Interpreting the Athenian Empire
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John T. Ma, Edited by Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Edited by Robert Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715637845
    ISBN 10: 0715637843
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
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    LC classification: HN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS000000
    DC22: 938.04
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
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    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    30 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Ma is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Nikolaos Papazarkadas is Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley; Robert Parker is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford.