New PDF release: A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

By Steven Johnstone

ISBN-10: 0226405095

ISBN-13: 9780226405094

An huge, immense volume of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but not anyone has written a background of belief, some of the most basic points of social and fiscal interplay within the old international. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the way in which democracy and markets flourished in old Greece now not rather a lot via own relationships as via belief in summary systems—including funds, standardized size, rhetoric, and haggling.

Focusing on markets and democratic politics, Johnstone attracts on speeches given in Athenian courts, histories of Athenian democracy, comedian writings, and legislation inscribed on stone to envision how those structures labored. He analyzes their potentials and barriers and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In supplying the 1st accomplished account of those pervasive and an important structures, A heritage of belief in historic Greece hyperlinks Greek political, financial, social, and highbrow background in new methods and demanding situations modern analyses of belief and civil society.

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