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Athenian Democracy
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The 5th century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, "Athenian Democracy" examines:
- The Prelude to democracy
- How the democatic system emerged
- How this system worked in practice
- The efficiency of this system of government
- The success of Athenian democracy
Including a useful Chronology and Bibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.
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Introduction Prelude to democracy The democratic system: Kleisthenes' reforms The democratic system: later reforms The system in practice An overview Bibliography

About the Author

John Thorley is recently retired and was formerly a Professor teaching within the departments of Teaching and Education Studies, In-Service Education and History at the Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster University.

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