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Unthinking the Greek Polis - Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism (Electronic book text)
Unthinking the Greek Polis - Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism (Electronic book text): Kostas Vlassopoulos

Unthinking the Greek Polis - Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism (Electronic book text)

Kostas Vlassopoulos

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This 2007 study explores how modern scholars came to write Greek history from a Eurocentric perspective and challenges orthodox readings of Greek history as part of the history of the West. Since the Greeks lacked a national state or a unified society, economy or culture, the polis has helped to create a homogenising national narrative. This book re-examines old polarities such as those between the Greek poleis and Eastern monarchies, or between the ancient consumer and the modern producer city, in order to show the fallacies of standard approaches. It argues for the relevance of Aristotle's concept of the polis, which is interpreted in an intriguing manner. Finally, it proposes an alternative way of looking at Greek history as part of a Mediterranean world-system. This interdisciplinary study engages with debates on globalisation, nationalism, Orientalism and history writing, while also debating developments in classical studies.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2009
Authors: Kostas Vlassopoulos (Associate Professor in Greek History)
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-0-511-48294-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology > Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
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LSN: 0-511-48294-9
Barcode: 9780511482946

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