Social Justice in the Ancient World

Social Justice in the Ancient World

Hardback Contributions in Political Science

By (author) K. D. Irani, By (author) Morris Silver

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 234mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 30 October 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313291446
  • ISBN 13: 9780313291449
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

This edited collection focuses on the problem of social justice, or, more particularly, how the demand for social justice was articulated and implemented in ancient civilizations, including, from east to west, the Chinese, Indian, Iranian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Israelite, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman. These essays are supplemented by discussions of the functioning of social justice in early and medieval Islam and in the postmedieval Anglo-Saxon world. The volume contains extended discussions of specific legal regulations, royal edicts, and socioeconomic practices in the various civilizations, and examinations of their social, political, and economic consequences. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields, this volume will be of great interest to researchers dealing with the ancient world and the evolution of political philosophy and legal and economic rights.

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K. D. IRANI is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the City College of the City University of New York. MORRIS SILVER is Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the City College of the City University of New York.