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Ancient Democracy and Modern Ideolo : Duckworth Classical Essays - P J Rhodes

Ancient Democracy and Modern Ideolo

Duckworth Classical Essays

Paperback Published: 1st April 2013
ISBN: 9780715632208
Number Of Pages: 142

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How should we study the democracy of classical Athens? How, if at all, is it relevant to our own world with its different forms of democracy? Attitudes to Athenian democracy have always been affectd by the circumstances of those studying it; but, after a period in which scholars professed objectivity and impartiality as their ideal, the possibility of attaining that ideal has been questioned, and ideological commitment and relevance to contemporary circumstances have returned into fashion. This book traces developments in the study of Athenian democracy, examines the different approaches adopted in recent times, and argues that the conscious pursuit of relevance makes for bad history and that, although total objectivity is unattainable, studies which make that an ideal to be approached are likely to do more justice to the subject and also to be more useful in our world.

"The overview he [P.J. Rhodes] provides of some 200 years of scholarship on ancient democracies and "constitutional antiquities" would be a handy introduction to the subject for undergraduate and graduate students." -- The Midwest Book Review
"The overview he P.J. Rhodes provides of some 200 years of scholarship on ancient democracies and "constitutional antiquities" would be a handy introduction to the subject for undergraduate and graduate students." -- The Midwest Book Review

Preface
History
Democracy
Democracy: Good or Bad?
Democracy: Fashions in Scholarship
Athenian Democracy and Us
How to Study Athenian Democracy
Notes
Bibliography
Index 3
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ISBN: 9780715632208
ISBN-10: 0715632205
Series: Duckworth Classical Essays
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1