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Democracy

A Life

Democracy( )
Author: Cartledge, Paul
ISBN:978-0-19-983745-8
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker - from Plato and Aristotle onwards - were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to adictatorship of the proletariat. In ancient Greece there can be traced not only the rudiments of modern democratic society but the entire Western tradition of anti-democratic thought. In Democracy: A Life,...
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Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Political Science / World / European
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 Inches
Book Weight:1.54 Pounds



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