Unthinking the Greek Polis: Ancient Greek History Beyond Eurocentrism

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This 2007 study explores how modern scholars came to write Greek history from a Eurocentric perspective and challenges orthodox readings of Greek history as part of the history of the West. Since the Greeks lacked a national state or a unified society, economy or culture, the polis has helped to create a homogenising national narrative. This book re-examines old polarities such as those between the Greek poleis and Eastern monarchies, or between the ancient consumer and the modern producer city, in order to show the ...

Unthinking the Greek Polis: Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521188074

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Unthinking the Greek Polis: Ancient Greek History Beyond Eurocentrism 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521877442

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