Athenian Democratic Origins

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Author  G. E. M. de Ste. Croix
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   May 27, 2004
ISBN  0199255172
Pages  472

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This is a defense of the Athenian democracy by a great radical historian. Geoffrey de Ste. Croix shows how even its oddest features made sense, and illustrates the different factors influencing Athenian politics--for instance, trade and commercial interests mattered very little. Though written in the 1960s, these hitherto unpublished essays remain fresh and innovative.

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