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    DescriptionAn assessment of the ancient Greek city and its subsequent influence. A masterwork of political theory and comparative politics for the classroom. "In a series of sketches touching on everything from the lust for honor to the suspicion of commerce and philosophy, from the role of homoerotic bonds in maintaining military formations to the distrust of technological innovation, Rahe brilliantly reminds us how utterly committed the Greeks were to a politics in which the distribution of honors, education and culture in all their forms, and economic activity were all designed to preserve civic solidarity."--Jack N. Rakove, "American Historical Review" "[An] extraordinary book. . . . It is a great achievement and will stay as a landmark."--Patrick Leigh Fermor, "The Spectator" (London) "A work of magisterial erudition."--"Journal of American History"

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    Republics Ancient and Modern: The Ancien Regime in Classical Greece v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul A. Rahe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 639 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807844731
    ISBN 10: 080784473X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    BISAC V2.8: POL007000, HIS002010
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    DC22: 321.86
    DC21: 321.8609
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    LC classification: E210 .R335 1994
    B&T Approval Code: A40203024
    LC classification: 210.R335
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    The University of North Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Chapel Hill
    Back cover copy
    Where many intellectual historians discern a revival of the classical spirit in the political speculation of the age stretching from Machiavelli to Adam Smith, Rahe brings to light a self-conscious repudiation of the theory and practice of ancient self-government and an inclination to restrict the scope of politics, to place greater reliance on institutions than on virtuous restraint, and to give free rein to the human's capacities as a toolmaking animal.