Athenian Democracy (Paperback)
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Short Description for Athenian Democracy This work considers the development and operation of Athens as a democracy to the end of the 5th century BC. It looks at how Athenian democracy could be regarded as the forerunner to modern democracy and provokes thought on many connected issues.
- Published: 30 January 2005
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415319348 ISBN 10: 041531934X
- Sales rank: 276,975
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The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines: * the prelude to democracy * how the democractic system emerged * how this system worked in practice * the efficiency of this system of government * the success of Athenian democracy. Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.