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A culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of Europe, Christian Meier

Label
A culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of Europe
Title
A culture of freedom
Title remainder
ancient Greece and the origins of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Christian Meier
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The book takes us on a tour through the rich spectrum of Greek life and culture, from their epic and lyric poetry, political thought and philosophy, to their social life, military traditions, sport, and religious festivals, and finally to the early stages of Greek democracy. Running as a connecting thread throughout is a people's attempt to create a society based upon the concept of freedom rather than naked power
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meier, Christian
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF77
LC item number
.M47513 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Europe
  • Political science
Label
A culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of Europe, Christian Meier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kultur, um der Freiheit willen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A most unusual case I : the appropriation of antiquity by medieval and modern Europe -- The challenge of freedom -- A most unusual case II : the early conditions of the formation of medieval and early modern culture -- The constitution of Europe as a continent -- Greeks and Persians I : freedom and rule-Atossa's dream -- Europe and Asia in antiquity -- Antiquity as European prehistory or early history -- A post-mycenaean new beginning : origins of greek particularity -- The dawn of an era : the eighth century BC -- The Greeks and the Orient -- Colonization -- Homer and Hesiod -- Gods and priests -- Crisis and consolidation : the seventh and sixth centuries BC -- Polis individualism and the pan-Hellenic context : the agonistic impulse -- The diversity of the poleis : Sparta and other cities -- The wars -- Polis structure : public sphere and institutions -- Crisis : aristocratic rivalries, social conflict, tyrannies -- Lyric poetry, the symposium, and a reorientation towards virtue -- The beginnings of political thought : the 'middling class' -- The beginnings of philosophy and science -- Athens's path towards Isonomia and its rise to power -- The Aegean world around 500 BC: Greeks and Persians outlook -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 315 p.
Isbn
9780199588039
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011007134
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2435425-01umb_inst
  • 2452731
  • (Sirsi) i9780199747405
  • (OCoLC)771285057
Label
A culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of Europe, Christian Meier
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kultur, um der Freiheit willen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A most unusual case I : the appropriation of antiquity by medieval and modern Europe -- The challenge of freedom -- A most unusual case II : the early conditions of the formation of medieval and early modern culture -- The constitution of Europe as a continent -- Greeks and Persians I : freedom and rule-Atossa's dream -- Europe and Asia in antiquity -- Antiquity as European prehistory or early history -- A post-mycenaean new beginning : origins of greek particularity -- The dawn of an era : the eighth century BC -- The Greeks and the Orient -- Colonization -- Homer and Hesiod -- Gods and priests -- Crisis and consolidation : the seventh and sixth centuries BC -- Polis individualism and the pan-Hellenic context : the agonistic impulse -- The diversity of the poleis : Sparta and other cities -- The wars -- Polis structure : public sphere and institutions -- Crisis : aristocratic rivalries, social conflict, tyrannies -- Lyric poetry, the symposium, and a reorientation towards virtue -- The beginnings of political thought : the 'middling class' -- The beginnings of philosophy and science -- Athens's path towards Isonomia and its rise to power -- The Aegean world around 500 BC: Greeks and Persians outlook -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 315 p.
Isbn
9780199588039
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011007134
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2435425-01umb_inst
  • 2452731
  • (Sirsi) i9780199747405
  • (OCoLC)771285057

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