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The Resource Athenian legacies : essays on the politics of going on together, Josiah Ober

Athenian legacies : essays on the politics of going on together, Josiah Ober

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Athenian legacies : essays on the politics of going on together
Title
Athenian legacies
Title remainder
essays on the politics of going on together
Statement of responsibility
Josiah Ober
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Athenian Legacies demonstrates how the people of one influential political community rebuilt their democratic government, rewove their social fabric, and, through thick and thin, went on together. The book's essays address amnesty, civic education, and institutional innovation in early Athens, a city that built and lost an empire while experiencing plague, war, economic trauma, and civil conflict." "As Josiah Ober demonstrates, Athenians became adept at collective survival. They conjoined a cultural commitment to government by the people with new institutions that captured the social and technical knowledge of a diverse population to recover from revolution, foreign occupation, and the ravages of war." "Ober provides insight into notorious instances of Athenian injustice, explaining why slaves, women, and foreign residents willingly risked their lives to support a regime in which they were systematically mistreated. He answer the question of why Socrates never left a city he said was badly governed. How could a philosopher regard the laws of Athens as worthy of loyalty after being unjustly convicted of impiety?" "At a time when social scientists debate the cultural grounding necessary to foster democracy. Athenian Legacies advances new arguments about the role of diversity and the relevance of shared understanding of the past in creating democracies that flourish when the going gets rough."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ober, Josiah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Démocratie
  • Democracy
  • Greece
  • Democratie
  • Bevölkerung
  • Politisches Bewusstsein
  • Demokratie
  • Politische Kultur
  • Athen
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
Label
Athenian legacies : essays on the politics of going on together, Josiah Ober
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Climbing the hill of Ares -- Classical Athenian democracy and democracy today -- Historical legacies: moral authority and the useable past -- Culture, thin coherence, and the persistence of politics -- Quasi rights: participatory citizenship and negative liberties -- The Athenian debate over civic education -- Living freely as a slave of the law: why Socrates lives in Athens -- Social science history, cultural history and the amnesty of 403 B.C. -- Greek Horoi: artifactual texts and the contingency of meaning -- Tryant-killing as therapeutic conflict: a political debate in images and texts
Control code
on1044749638
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190167
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3987zn
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044749638
Label
Athenian legacies : essays on the politics of going on together, Josiah Ober
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Climbing the hill of Ares -- Classical Athenian democracy and democracy today -- Historical legacies: moral authority and the useable past -- Culture, thin coherence, and the persistence of politics -- Quasi rights: participatory citizenship and negative liberties -- The Athenian debate over civic education -- Living freely as a slave of the law: why Socrates lives in Athens -- Social science history, cultural history and the amnesty of 403 B.C. -- Greek Horoi: artifactual texts and the contingency of meaning -- Tryant-killing as therapeutic conflict: a political debate in images and texts
Control code
on1044749638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190167
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3987zn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044749638

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