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The Resource Reconstructing the Roman republic : an ancient political culture and modern research, Karl-J. Hölkeskamp ; translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon ; revised, updated and augmented by the author

Reconstructing the Roman republic : an ancient political culture and modern research, Karl-J. Hölkeskamp ; translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon ; revised, updated and augmented by the author

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Reconstructing the Roman republic : an ancient political culture and modern research
Title
Reconstructing the Roman republic
Title remainder
an ancient political culture and modern research
Statement of responsibility
Karl-J. Hölkeskamp ; translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon ; revised, updated and augmented by the author
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In recent decades, scholars have argued that the Roman Republic's political culture was essentially democratic in nature, stressing the central role of the "sovereign" people and their assemblies. The author challenges this view in this book, warning that this scholarly trend threatens to become the new orthodoxy, and defending the position that the republic was in fact a uniquely Roman, dominantly oligarchic and aristocratic political form. He offers a survey of the modern debate surrounding the Roman Republic. He looks at the ongoing controversy first triggered in the 1980s when the "oligarchic orthodoxy" was called into question by the idea that the republic's political culture was a form of Greek-style democracy, and he considers the important theoretical and methodological advances of the 1960s and 1970s that prepared the ground for this debate. He renews and refines the "elitist" view, showing how the republic was a unique kind of premodern city-state political culture shaped by a specific variant of a political class. He covers a host of fascinating topics, including the Roman value system; the senatorial aristocracy; competition in war and politics within this aristocracy; and the symbolic language of public rituals and ceremonies, monuments, architecture, and urban topography
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Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim
Dewey number
937.02072
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG241.2.H6513 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Heitmann-Gordon, Henry
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  • Rome
  • Rome
  • 265-30 B.C
  • History
  • Politics and government
  • Republic, 265-30 B.C
  • Rome
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Reconstructing the Roman republic : an ancient political culture and modern research, Karl-J. Hölkeskamp ; translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon ; revised, updated and augmented by the author
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of Figures; Preface to the English Edition; Preface to the German Edition; From 'Provocation' to 'Discussion': A Plea for Continuation; 'Reality' versus 'System': Conventional Conceptualizations of a 'Constitution'; From 'System' to 'Structure': New Questions about the Social Framework of Politics; Conceptualization of an Alien Society; From 'Concepts' to 'Political Culture': The Benefits of Theory; Between 'Aristocracy' and 'Democracy': Beyond a Dated Dichotomy; Consensus and Consent: Necessary Requirements of a Competitive Culture
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ocn669828230
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834907
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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remote
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Reconstructing the Roman republic : an ancient political culture and modern research, Karl-J. Hölkeskamp ; translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon ; revised, updated and augmented by the author
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Figures; Preface to the English Edition; Preface to the German Edition; From 'Provocation' to 'Discussion': A Plea for Continuation; 'Reality' versus 'System': Conventional Conceptualizations of a 'Constitution'; From 'System' to 'Structure': New Questions about the Social Framework of Politics; Conceptualization of an Alien Society; From 'Concepts' to 'Political Culture': The Benefits of Theory; Between 'Aristocracy' and 'Democracy': Beyond a Dated Dichotomy; Consensus and Consent: Necessary Requirements of a Competitive Culture
Control code
ocn669828230
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834907
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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