A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE:

ISBN-10: 1118301277

ISBN-13: 9781118301272

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jonathan M. Hall

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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme–based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200–479 BCE. Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city–state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.69" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Maps
List of Figures
List of Documents
Preface to the Second Edition
The Practice of History
The Lelantine War
The Lelantine War Deconstructed
What Is History?
History as Literature
Method and Theory
Sources, Evidence, Dates
Evaluating Sources
Dating Archaic Poets
Non-Literary Evidence
Ancient Chronography
Archaeological Dating
The End of the Mycenaean World and Its Aftermath
Mycenaean Greece
Gauging the Historicity of the Dorian Migration
Alternative Explanations
The Loss and Recovery of Writing
Whose Dark Age?
Communities of Place
Defining the Polls
The Urban Aspect of the Polis: Houses, Graves, and Walls
Political and Economic Functions
Cultic Communities
Polis and Ethnos
New Homes Across the Seas
On the Move
The Credibility of Colonial Foundation Stories
Pots and Peoples
A Spartan Foundation? Taras, Phalanthos, and the Partheniai
Hunger or Greed?
The Changing Nature of Authority
Charting the Genesis of the State
Kings or "Big-Men"?
The Emergence of an Aristocracy
Laws and Institutions
The Return of the "Big-Man"
A Cautionary Tale: Pheidon of Argos
Fighting for the Fatherland
A Hoplite Revolution?
Some More Equal Than Others
Conquest, Territory, and Exploitation
Archaeological Gaps: Attica and Crete
Defining the Political Community
Looking to the End
The Role of the Demos and the Great Rhetra
Drawing Boundaries
Land, Labor, and the Crisis in Attica
The "Second Sex"
Evaluating the Spartan Mirage
The City of Theseus
The End of the Tyranny
The Birth of Democracy?
The Unification of Attica
Theseus: Democrat or Autocrat?
The (A)typicality of Athens
Making a Living
Conceptualizing Ancient Economic Activity
A Peasant Economy?
Plying the Seas
The Introduction of Coinage
The Rise of Persia and the Invasions of Greece
Imagining Greece
"Greek" Culture: Unity and Diversity
Greeks and Others: The External Dimension
The Emergence of Panhellenism: The Internal Dimension
The Invention of the Barbarian
Writing the History of Archaic Greece
The First Sacred War: Fact or Fiction?
The limits of Narrative History
Dividing up Time and Space
Abbreviations and Glossary of Literary Sources
Works Cited in the Further Reading
Guide to Electronic Resources
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