Polis : An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State

Polis : An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State

Description

From antiquity until the nineteenth century, there have been two types of state: macro-states, each dotted with a number of cities, and regions broken up into city-states, each consisting of an urban centre and its hinterland. A region settled with interacting city-states constituted a city-state culture and Polis opens with a description of the concepts of city, state, city-state, and city-state culture, and a survey of the 37 city-state cultures so far
identified.

Mogens Herman Hansen provides a thoroughly accessible introduction to the polis (plural: poleis), or ancient Greek city-state, which represents by far the largest of all city-state cultures. He addresses such topics as the emergence of the polis, its size and population, and its political organization, ranging from famous poleis such as Athens and Sparta through more than 1,000 known examples.


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Details

Author(s)
Mogens Herman Hansen
Format
Paperback | 248 pages
Dimensions
137 x 216 x 15mm | 312g
Publication date
30 Nov 2006
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0199208506
ISBN13
9780199208500
Bestsellers rank
481,566