A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE: Edition 2

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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE.
  • Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations
  • Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World
  • Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs
  • Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism
  • Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies
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Jonathan M. Hall is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities and Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (1997), Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture (2002), and Artifact and Artifice: Classical Archaeology and the Ancient Historian (2013).

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 8, 2013
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Pages
392
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ISBN
9781118340462
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / General
History / Ancient / Greece
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