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Author Hansen, Mogens Herman, 1940-

Title Polis : an introduction to the ancient Greek city-state / Mogens Herman Hansen.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.

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 Moore Stacks  HT114 .H375 2006    Available  ---
Description viii, 237 p. ; 23 cm.
Note "This book is an enlarged and revised version of my Danish book Polis : den oldgræske bystatskultur (Copenhagen, 2004)"--P. [v]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-214) and indexes.
Contents I: City-states in world history -- Cities, states, city-states and city-state cultures -- A sketch of the thirty-seven identified city-state cultures -- 'Country-states' versus city-state cultures -- II: The city-state culture in ancient Greece -- The unity of the city-state culture of ancient Greece -- The rise of the ancient Greek city-state culture -- The end of the city-state culture in ancient Greece -- How Poleis arose and disappeared -- What is a Polis? An investigation of the concept of 'Polis' -- The 'Polis' as city and state -- Polis as city -- The settlement pattern of the ancient Greek city-states -- The size and population of the cities -- The demography of the Greek city-state culture -- The economy of the cities: Max Weber's 'ideal type' -- Polis as city in the Archaic Period -- The Greek conception of Polis as a city with a hinterland -- Polis as state.
Subject Cities and towns, Ancient -- Greece.
City-states -- Greece.
ISBN 0199208506 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780199208500 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199208492 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780199208494 (hbk. : alk. paper)