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  • War and Peace in the Ancient Worldby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95

    This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancient world from a global perspective. The first book to focus on war and peace in the ancient world Takes a global perspective, covering a large number of early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, through the Mediterranean to the Americas Features contributions... more...

  • Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient Worldby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2013; US$ 144.95

    “This book meets three demands of the humanities today: transcending the Western perspective into a universal one; addressing the broad variety of cultures; and reflecting this new approach conceptually. Thus it gives new answers to the old question: what is history?” --Jörn Rüsen, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities... more...

  • Social Struggles in Archaic Romeby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2008; US$ 155.95

    "A path-breaking collection of articles and a model of collaborative enterprise when it first appeared, Social Struggles has long been essential reading for students and scholars alike of the Republic’s early history. Its re-publication in an expanded second edition is to be warmly welcomed. Quite simply, it is the best introduction available... more...

  • A Culture of Freedomby Christian Meier; Kurt Raaflaub

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Christian Meier is one of Europe's preeminent authorities on the classical world. A Culture of Freedom marks the apex of his lifelong research on ancient Greek culture. Beginning with a section on medieval and modern Europe's enormous inheritance of Greek institutions and ideas, the book moves on to chronicle the rise of Greek civilization... more...

  • Epic and Historyby David Konstan; Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2009; US$ 175.95

    With contributions from leading scholars, this is a unique cross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide range of cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights into how history is treated in narrative poetry. The first book to gain new insights into the topic of ‘epic and history’ through in-depth cross-cultural... more...

  • Geography and Ethnographyby Kurt A. Raaflaub; Richard J. A. Talbert

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.95

    This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, who have analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviews of a wide range of pre-modern societies. Presents evidence from across the ages; from antiquity through to the Age of Discovery Provides cross-cultural comparison of ancient societies around the globe, from the Chinese... more...

  • Geography and Ethnographyby Kurt A. Raaflaub; Richard J. A. Talbert

    Wiley 2012; US$ 48.95

    This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, who have analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviews of a wide range of pre-modern societies. Presents evidence from across the ages; from antiquity through to the Age of Discovery Provides cross-cultural comparison of ancient societies around the globe, from the Chinese... more...

  • A Companion to Archaic Greeceby Kurt A. Raaflaub; Hans van Wees

    Wiley 2012; US$ 232.95

    A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period. The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developments in the study of archaic Greece Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context Gives equal emphasis to established... more...

  • The Roman Empire in Contextby Johann P. Arnason; Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2010; US$ 165.95

    Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire’s role and achievement and, more broadly, establishes Rome’s significance within comparative studies. Fills a gap in comparative historical... more...

  • Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greeceby Kurt A. Raaflaub; Josiah Ober; Robert Wallace

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five eminent scholars. The result is a stimulating, critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this intriguing and important topic. The authors address such questions as: Why was democracy first realized in ancient Greece? Was democracy "invented"... more...