Antiquity and Modernity (Classical Receptions)

Antiquity and Modernity (Classical Receptions)

By: Neville Morley (author)Hardback

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The nature, faults and future of modern civilization and how these connect to the past are tackled in this broad-reaching volume. Presents a study of modernity that examines classical influences Incorporates political, economic, social, and psychological theories Highlights writings from a wide range of thinkers, including Adam Smith, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Weber, and Freud

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About Author

Neville Morley is Professor of Ancient Economic History and Historical Theory at the University of Bristol. Previous publications include Metropolis and Hinterland: The City of Rome and the Italian Economy (1996), Writing Ancient History (1999), Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History (2004), and Trade in Classical Antiquity (2007).

Contents

Preface. Note on References. 1. Untimely Knowledge. 2. The Great Transformation: ancient and modern economics. 3. Before Alienation: the classical critique of modern society. 4. An Aesthetic Education: the failings of modern culture. 5. History as Nightmare: conceptions of progress and decline. 6. Allusion and Appropriation: the rhetorical uses of antiquity. Bibliography of Sources. Bibliography. Index of Persons. Index of Subjects

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405131391
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781405131391
  • weight: 456
  • ISBN10: 140513139X

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