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Peasant-Citizen and Slave; The Foundations of Athenian Democracy

Wood, Ellen Meiksins

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ISBN 10: 0860911950 / ISBN 13: 9780860911951
Published by Verso, London, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Cloth hardbound with dust jacket, 210 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket, minor discoloration to some pages of the text and to the top edge, dust jacket with light discoloration or rubbing. Rare in hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # s0001489

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Title: Peasant-Citizen and Slave; The Foundations ...

Publisher: Verso, London

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First printing.

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The controversial thesis at the center of this study is that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labor. Wood argues that the emergence of the peasant as citizen, juridically and politically independent, accounts for much that is remarkable in Athenian political institutions and culture.

From a survey of historical writings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the focus of which distorted later debates, Wood goes on to take issue with recent arguments, such as those of G.E.M. de Ste Croix, about the importance of slavery in agricultural production. The social, political and cultural influence of the peasant-citizen is explored in a way which questions some of the most cherished conventions of Marxist and non-Marxist historiography. This book will be of great interest to ancient historians, classicists, anthropologists and political theorists, as well as to a wider reading public.

About the Author:

Ellen Meiksins Wood, for many years Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, is the author of many books, including Democracy Against Capitalism and, with Verso, The Pristine Culture of Capitalism, The Origin of Capitalism, Peasant-Citizen and Slave, Citizens to Lords, Empire of Capital and Liberty and Property.

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