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    DescriptionThe theme of this book is the legal regulation of violence and the role of litigation in Athenian society. Using comparative anthropological and historical perspectives, David Cohen challenges traditional evolutionary and functionalist accounts of the development of legal process. Examining Athenian theories of social conflict and the rule of law, as well as actual litigation involving the regulation of violence, he emphasises the way in which the judicial process operates in an agonistic social field. This perspective illuminates the social dimensions of litigation and the legal regulation of violence, and helps to explain otherwise puzzling features of Athenian litigation.


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    Title
    Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521388375
    ISBN 10: 0521388376
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 340.115
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 340/.115
    DC21: 340.5385
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: KL4115.A75 C64 1995
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    05 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Cohen's is one of those exciting and rare books that take a large piece of historical orthodoxy, explain the intellectual matrix from which the accepted belief derives and present a cogently argued alternative ... [it] is one of the most perceptive and original works in Greek history to have been published for several years.' The Times Literary Supplement
    Back cover copy
    The theme of this book is the legal regulation of violence and the role of litigation in Athenian society. Using comparative anthropological and historical perspectives, David Cohen challenges traditional evolutionary and functionalist accounts of the development of legal process. Examining Athenian theories of social conflict and the rule of law, as well as actual litigation involving the regulation of violence, he emphasizes the way in which the judicial process operates in an agonistic social field. In this light, it appears that judges and litigants alike view the courts as a competitive arena where ongoing conflicts are played out, continued, and exacerbated according to a logic characteristic of feuding societies. A sustained account of Athenian litigation places this subject in a new theoretical perspective and offers a new interpretation of the social and political dimensions of legal process. This book will be of interest to a broad audience of students and scholars in classics, history, anthropology, sociology, law, and political science.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Part I. The Realm of Theory: 1. Law and order; 2. Theorising Athenian society: the problem of stability; 3. Theorising Athenian society: the rule of law; Part II. The Realm of the Courts: 4. Rhetoric, litigation and the values of an agonistic society; 5. Litigation as feud; 6. Violence and litigation; 7. Hubris and the legal regulation of sexual violence; 8. Litigation and the family; Conclusion: litigation, democracy and the courts; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.