Man, State and Deity: Essays in Ancient History (Routledge by Victor Ehrenberg

By Victor Ehrenberg

First released in 1974, this booklet is a suite of 9 essays written via Victor Ehrenberg among 1925 and 1967, 5 of which had now not been released ahead of. They care for a few features of Greek and Roman heritage, and with the character of historical historical past within the East and West. the 1st essay is a large survey of interactions among opposing forces and concepts on the planet as visible from the main historic close to japanese civilizations to the start of the western heart a while and the period of Byzantium; this is often via discussions of themes from Classical and Hellenistic Greece and Republican and Imperial Rome, with the accessory at the historical past of rules and associations –freedom, the Greek city-state, and Roman techniques of nation and empire. the ultimate bankruptcy includes own reflections at the that means of heritage from the writer’s personal attribute standpoint, and is, as he admits, extra within the means of a confession than natural scholarship.

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