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    Politics in the Ancient World (Wiles Lectures) (Paperback) By (author) M. I. Finley

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    DescriptionThe business of politics - the vital process of conducting government through the dynamics of argument, conflict and decision-making - offers us one of the most revealing areas of insight into any society. Sir Moses Finley's exploration of politics in the city states of Greece and republican Rome yields insights into the arenas of political debate which have made a major impact on our understanding of the ancient world. The early political involvement of the free lower classes, the effect of war and conquest on political stability, and the ideological pressures which influenced the course of internal conflicts are salient themes in this stimulating investigation of the nature of government in Greece and Rome.


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    Title
    Politics in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M. I. Finley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521275705
    ISBN 10: 0521275709
    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: 03
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 320.938
    DC19: 320.938
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: JC51 .F55 1983
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    03 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ' ... lively and entertaining ... [Finley] never loses touch with his lay readers.' The New Republic ' ... a splendid succession of illuminating insights ... provocative and entertaining ... written with all Sir Moses' characteristic clarity and panache.' History of Political Thought ' ... a brilliant analysis of the politics of the Greek and Roman city state ... a beautiful comparative study ... This is an important book.' American Historical Review
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. State, class and power; 2. Authority and patronage; 3. Politics; 4. Popular participation; 5. Political issues and conflict; 6. Ideology; Bibliography; Index.