The First Democracies


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Author  Eric W. Robinson
Publisher  Franz Steiner Verlag
Publication Date   December 31, 1997
ISBN  3515069518
Pages  144

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Athens is often considered to have been the birth place of democracy but there were many democracies in Greece during the Archaic and Classical periods and this is a study of the other democratic states. Robinson begins by discussing ancient and modern definitions of democracy, he then examines Greek terminology, investigates the evidence for other early democratic states and draws conclusions about its emergence.

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