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Finley, M. I. (Moses I.) 1912-1986

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Works: 447 works in 2,575 publications in 12 languages and 45,389 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Maps  Sources  World atlases  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vGreek  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, Creator, Originator, pre
Classifications: DF229.T5, 938.05
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The world of Odysseus by M. I Finley( Book )

162 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's great epic poems, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", have brilliantly evoked for twenty-five centuries a world of gods, heroes and men that is still central to our conceptions of ourselves. But what really was the world of Odysseus like? When did that society flourish? Did the Trojan War take place? How can we use the Homeric poems as historical evidence, and what other evidence do we have of the world of Odysseus? The distinguished historian M.I. Finley answers our questions with his renowned lucidity, and draws our attention to many newly fascinating aspects of this perennially fresh subject
Democracy ancient and modern by M. I Finley( Book )

58 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegant and provocative book is perhaps more important now than when it was first published. The three essays that comprised the first edition developed a remarkable discourse between ancient Greek and modern conceptions of democracy, in the belief that each society could help us understand the other. To the original three essays, Sir M.I. Finley has added two that clarify and elaborate the thinking of the first edition. The two new essays, "Athenian Dialogues" and "Censorship in Classical Antiquity" combine with "Leaders and Followers," "Democracy, Consensus, and the National Interest," "Socrates and After" to make this book an unusual inquiry. Few contemporary writers are able to bring to the subject the depth of learning and the persuasive power of language that Sir M.I. Finley brings
The ancient Greeks : an introduction to their life and thought by M. I Finley( Book )

120 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den engelske Cambridge underviser M.I. Finley om "de gamle Grækere"--Kultur, kunst og historie - fra den Arkaiske over den Klassiske til den Hellenske tid under Romerriget
The ancient economy by M. I Finley( Book )

95 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To study the economies of the ancient world, one must begin by discarding many premises that seemed self-evident before Sir Moses Finley showed that they were useless or misleading. Available again, with a new foreword by Ian Morris, these sagacious, fertile, and occasionally combative essays are just as electrifying today as when Finley first wrote them."--Jacket
Studies in Roman property by M. I Finley( )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented during a 2-year period in the Cambridge research seminar in ancient history
Ancient slavery and modern ideology by M. I Finley( Book )

51 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves have been exploited in most societies throughout human history, but there have been only five genuine slave societies, and of these, two were in antiquity: classical Greece and classical Italy. In this major book, the distinguished historian Sir Moses Finley examines those two societies, not in isolation but in comparison with the other, relatively modern slave societies of the New World. Sir Moses considers how the ancient slave societies came into being; how they were transformed over millennia and in the long process that led to Medieval feudalism; how slavery functioned within the ancient economy and in ancient political systems, and how it was judged, socially and morally; and what modern historians have made of ancient history and why. Throughout, these topics are interwoven in a brilliant inquiry that is both historical and historiographical. (Book jacket)
Early Greece : the Bronze and archaic ages by M. I Finley( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of antiquity : discoveries and controversies by M. I Finley( Book )

81 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius by M. I Finley( Book )

58 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the notable writings of the Greek historians. Includes an introduction by the editor
The Legacy of Greece : a new appraisal( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympic games : the first thousand years by M. I Finley( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautifully illustrated and eye-opening book, the author and his associate have accomplished the near impossible: a brilliant history of the mysterious and little-known events on which our modern Olympic Games were patterned. They tell us not only what the actual sporting events and rules were, but who the athletes were and how they were trained, how the games were financed and managed, and how the participants viewed the games themselves
A history of Sicily by M. I Finley( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nettie the Squirrel goes to her friend's birthday party and has a good time in spite of herself
Politics in the ancient world by M. I Finley( Book )

68 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business of politics - the vital process of conducting government through the dynamics of argument, conflict and decision-making - offers us one of the most revealing areas of insight into any society. Sir Moses Finley's exploration of politics in the city states of Greece and republican Rome yields insights into the arenas of political debate which have made a major impact on our understanding of the ancient world. The early political involvement of the free lower classes, the effect of war and conquest on political stability, and the ideological pressures which influenced the course of internal conflicts are salient themes in this stimulating investigation of the nature of government in Greece and Rome
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides( Book )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens an Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim that his writing was designed to last forever. Thucydides himself (c-460-400 B.C.) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict. A translation of Thucydides' history of the wars between Athens and Sparta with introduction, notes, bibliography, and maps
The use and abuse of history by M. I Finley( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide-ranging collection of essays which discuss ancient societies, and our interpretation of historical artefacts and documents in relation to historical viewpoints
Economy and society in ancient Greece by M. I Finley( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of 14 Finley articles from the early 1950s to the late 1970s.Includes index. Bibliography: p. [298]-311."Bibliography of M.I. Finley": p. [312]-318
Atlas of classical archaeology( )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient history : evidence and models by M. I Finley( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about the study and understanding of the history of the Greeks and Romans ; about the evidence that is available to the historians and its severe limitations ; about the practices of the historians in dealing with the evidence, and about alternative procedures that might be attempted ; in sum, about what we can know and what we are unlikely ever to know. Thus, Sir Moses Finley states his purpose, with characteristic clarity, at the start of the book in which he distils the thoughts and conclusions he has come to after fifty years of teaching and scholarly work in history. His intention is avowedly polemical. In fundamental ways he challenges the prevailing tradition : the special status so often accorded to classical texts, for example, or the flaws in the traditional analysis of the Greek city-state. He exposes unacceptable assumptions in the traditional accounts of ancient wars and urban structure, and offers pointers to a more fruitful approach through models. Always the emphasis is on asking the right questions, to enlarge our understanding of life in the ancient world "as it really was". Professor Finley's book provides a keynote for future research in the field of ancient history and, at the same time, a liberating analysis of the problems of method that all historians face. -- Publisher description
Studies in ancient society by M. I Finley( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume comprises articles previously published in the historical journal, Past and Present, ranging over nearly a thousand years of Graeco-Roman history. The essays focus primarily on the Roman Empire, reflecting the increase, in British scholarship of the post-war years, of explanatory, 'structuralist' studies of this period in Roman history. The topics treated include Athenian politics, the Roman conquest of the east, violence in the later Roman Republic, the second Sophistic, and persecutions of the early Christians. The authors have all produced original studies, a number of which have generated significant research by other ancient historians." --Publisher description
Studies in land and credit in ancient Athens, 500-200 B.C. : the horos-inscriptions by M. I Finley( Book )

57 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic study of the social and economic aspects of landcredit relationships in ancient Athens, first published in 1952, Moses Finley presents a systematic account of the guarantee aspects of credit
 
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Politics in the ancient world
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Democracy ancient and modernThe ancient Greeks : an introduction to their life and thoughtThe ancient economyStudies in Roman propertyAncient slavery and modern ideologyEarly Greece : the Bronze and archaic agesThe Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] PolybiusThe Olympic games : the first thousand years
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Finkelstein, Moses Isaac.

Finley, M. 1912-1986

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Finley, M. J. 1912-1986

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Finley, Moses Isaac 1912-1986

Finli, M. 1912-1986

Finli, M. (Mozes) 1912-1986

M. I. (Moses I.) Finley

Moses Finley

Moses Finley Amerikaans historicus (1912-1986)

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Moses I. Finley staraí Meiriceánach

Moses I. Finley US-amerikanisch-britischer Historiker

Moses Isaac Finkelstein 1912-1986

Moses Israel Finley storico e etnologo statunitense

Moyses I. Finley

Мозес Финли

מוזס פינלי

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פינלי, מ. י 1912-1986

فينلي، موزس، 1912-1986

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핀리, M. I. 1912-1986

フィンリー, M. I.

フィンリー, M. I. 1912-1986

フィンレイ, M. I.

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