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Published: 12 April 2018

416 Pages | 20 black and white illustrations; 6 maps


ISBN: 9780198815136

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A Life

Paul Cartledge

  • The long story of democracy, from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, including:
  • How democracy was born and developed in the ancient world — and the many different forms that it took
  • The long centuries of democratic eclipse — from Byzantium to the Renaissance
  • The arguments against democracy over the centuries
  • The re-birth of democracy in seventeenth-century England, revolutionary France, and the United States
  • How democracy has been constantly reconstituted and reinvented ever since
  • With a new afterword for the paperback edition, reflecting on recent events in Western-democracy such as Brexit and the rise of populism.