The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World
From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests

Maurice Ste. Croix, Geoffrey E.
Publisher:  Cornell Unniversity Press
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  732pp   Price:  $55   ISBN:  978-0-8014-9597-7
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX17006

A broad-ranging attempt to establish the validity of historical materialist analysis of the ancient world.

Abstract: 

A broad-ranging attempt to establish the validity of historical materialist analysis of the ancient world, among other historical periods. De Ste. Croix begins with the attempt to define exactly what terms such as "class", "exploitation", "surplus" and "mode of production" mean, in the sense they were used by Karl Marx. The book, which spans diverse historical periods, covers questions as varied as the emergence of democracy in Ancient Athens and the social importance of the decline of the Greek city-state during the Roman Empire.

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