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Description - Interstate Relations in Classical Greece by Polly Low

In this book Dr Low explores the assumptions and principles which determined the conduct and representation of interstate politics in Greece during the fifth and fourth centuries BC. She employs a wide range of ancient evidence, both epigraphic and literary, as well as some contemporary theoretical approaches from the field of International Relations. Taking a thematic rather than a chronological approach, she addresses topics such as the nature of interstate society in the Greek world; the sources, scope and enforcement of 'international law'; the nature of interstate ethics and morality; interventionism and imperialism; and the question of change and stability. She argues that classical Greece's reputation for unrestrained and unsophisticated diplomacy is undeserved, and shows that relations between Greek city-states were shaped by and judged according to a complex network of customs, beliefs and expectations which pervaded all areas of interstate behaviour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521872065
ISBN-10: 0521872065
Format: Hardback
(225mm x 145mm x 25mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Polly Low

POLLY LOW is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

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