The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History - eBook
The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History - eBook  -     By: Nancy H. Demand
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444342345
ISBN-13: 9781444342345

Publisher's Description

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states.
  • Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state
  • Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean
  • Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change - foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network
  • Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea

Author Bio

Nancy H. Demand is Professor Emerita in the Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Her books include Thebes in the Fifth Century (1982); Urban Relocation in Archaic and Classical Greece: Flight and Consolidation (1990); Birth, Death and Motherhood in Classical Greece (1994); and A History of Ancient Greece (1996).

Editorial Reviews

“While the target audience may be that of the non-expert or undergraduate student, scholars, too, will find much in this book.  Demand succeeds in making her Mediterranean truly a fantastic cauldron.”  (Revue des Etudes Anciennes, 1 December 2012)

“For these reasons, and despite its shortcomings, the book is worth reading and the author should be praised for bringing together a vast body of complex data with knowledge and erudition.”  (The Anglo-Hellenic Review, 1 October 2012)

"Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 September 2012)

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