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Peasant-Citizen and Slave
Author: Ellen Meiksins Wood

ISBN: 9781784781026
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 4 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 1.8
Description:
Putting the peasant-citizen at the heart of ancient Athenian society.

The controversial thesis at the center of this study is that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labor. Wood argues that the emergence of the peasant as citizen, juridically and politically independent, accounts for much that is remarkable in Athenian political institutions and culture.

About the Author

Ellen Meiksins Wood, for many years Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, is the author of many books, including Democracy Against Capitalism and, with Verso, The Pristine Culture of Capitalism, The Origin of Capitalism, Peasant -Citizen and Slave, Citizens to Lords, Empire of Capital and Liberty and Property.

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