Politics in the Ancient World
By (author) M. I. Finley
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Politics in the Ancient World by M. I. Finley
Book DescriptionThe business of politics - the vital process of conducting government through the dynamics of argument, conflict and decision-making - offers us one of the most revealing areas of insight into any society. Sir Moses Finley's exploration of politics in the city states of Greece and republican Rome yields insights into the arenas of political debate which have made a major impact on our understanding of the ancient world. The early political involvement of the free lower classes, the effect of war and conquest on political stability, and the ideological pressures which influenced the course of internal conflicts are salient themes in this stimulating investigation of the nature of government in Greece and Rome.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521275705
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author M. I. Finley
Olympic Games, Paperback (October 2005)
Originally published: London: Chatto and Windus, 1976.
Ancient Economy, Paperback (March 1999)
This updated edition of a text first published in 1985 explores the economic history of classical antiquity. It highlights the depth of the transformation from the ancient consumer economy based on slave and serf labour to the modern capitalist, investment, production and profit economy.
Early Greece, Paperback (January 1989)
This admirable study has now been revised and enlarged by Professor Finley in the light of the latest archeological evidence and relevant scholarship. It provides, succinctly and authoritatively, the background information needed for a proper understanding of classical Greek civilization
Legacy of Greece, Paperback (April 1984)» View all books by M. I. Finley
This book is about much more than 'the glory that was Greece'. Each of the fourteen distinguished contributors describes a particular aspect of Greek culture, and then shows what later generations have made of this valuable inheritance.
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