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Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Mirko Canevaro, Andrew Erskine, Benjamin Gray, and Josiah Ober

Abstract

Social scientists and political theorists have recently come to realize the potential importance of the classical Greek world and its legacy for testing social theories. Meanwhile, some Hellenists have mastered the techniques of contemporary social science. They have come to recognize the value of formal and quantitative methods as a complement to traditional qualitative approaches to Greek history and culture. Some of the most exciting new work in social science is now being done within interdisciplinary domains for which recent work on Greece provides apt case studies. This book features ess ... More

Keywords: Greek history, Political science, Social sciences, Economic history, Institutional analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474421775
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mirko Canevaro, editor
University of Edinburgh

Andrew Erskine, editor
University of Edinburgh

Benjamin Gray, editor
Birkbeck, University of London

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Contents

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Introduction

Josiah Ober

Part I Theory and Method

Part II Institutions

Part III Behaviour

Part IV Wealth, Poverty and Inequality

Part V Interstate Relations

Part VI Technology and Innovation

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