Spartans: A New History - eBook  -     By: Nigel M. Kennell
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Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444360530
ISBN-13: 9781444360530
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Series: Ancient Cultures

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Publisher's Description

Spartans: A New History chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity.
  • Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history
  • Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan
  • Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere
  • Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context

Author Bio

Nigel M. Kennell is an Instructor at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece. He is the author of The Gymnasium of Virtue (1995), and has published numerous articles on Spartan history and Greek civic institutions – especially the gymnasium – in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Editorial Reviews

In der Einleitung stellt Kennell zu Recht fest, dass es eine große Diskrepanz zwischen dem verbreiteten Spartabild und den Forschungsmeinungen und -debatten gibt. Diesen Graben will das Buch überbrücken, das in der Tat über eine "Einführung" hinausgeht, indem durchgängig auf antike Quellen verwiesen wird. Außerdem werden Forschungsdebatten nachgezeichnet [...] Die Kritik im Detail ändert nichts daran, dass der entworfene Überblick grundsolide ist. Kennell greift neuere Forschungspositionen auf und berücksichtigt jüngere Inschriften- und Papyrusfunde, was das Buch zu einer "Neuen Geschichte" macht. [...] diese detailreiche und umfassende Synopse kann dem Sparta-Interessierten nur empfohlen werden.

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