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Raaflaub, Kurt A.

Overview
Works: 97 works in 548 publications in 7 languages and 16,163 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
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Most widely held works by Kurt A Raaflaub
Origins of democracy in ancient Greece by Kurt A Raaflaub( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five eminent scholars. The result is a stimulating, critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this intriguing and important topic. The authors address such questions as: Why was democracy first realized in ancient Greece? Was democracy "invented" or did it evolve over a long period of time? What were the conditions for democracy, the social and political foundations that made this development possible? And what factors turned the possibility of democracy into necessity and reality? The authors first examine the conditions in early Greek society that encouraged equality and "people's power." They then scrutinize, in their social and political contexts, three crucial points in the evolution of democracy: the reforms connected with the names of Solon, Cleisthenes, and Ephialtes in the early and late sixth and mid-fifth century
Between republic and empire : interpretations of Augustus and his principate by Kurt A Raaflaub( )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and ethnography : perceptions of the world in pre-modern societies by Kurt A Raaflaub( )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors of this volume bring together leading specialists who have analyzed the thoughts and records of a wide range of pre-modern societies from around the globe and across the ages. A wide range of common questions are examined, from evidence, interpretations, and methodology to the way geographic and ethnographic concepts and views of the cosmos were developed and expressing.--[book cover]
Social struggles in archaic Rome : new perspectives on the conflict of the orders by Kurt A Raaflaub( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanded and updated edition. This edition is enhanced by addenda updating individual chapters in light of recent scholarship, a new chapter on aspects of material culture, an updated bibliography, and a new introduction. Verso of titlepage: 2nd ed. 2005
Epic and history by David Konstan( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from leading scholars, this is a unique cross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide range of cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights into how history is treated in narrative poetry.: The first book to gain new insights into the topic of 'epic and history' through in-depth cross-cultural comparisons; Covers epic traditions across the globe and across a wide range of time periods; Brings together leading specialists in the field, and is edited by two internationally regarded scholars; An important reference for scholars and students intereste
Ex oriente lex : Near Eastern influences on Ancient Greek and Roman law by Raymond Westbrook( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of freedom in ancient Greece by Kurt A Raaflaub( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in German and English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking, recording, and writing history in the ancient world by Kurt A Raaflaub( )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient World presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which ancient civilizations thought about the past and recorded their own histories. Written by an international group of scholars working in many disciplines. Truly cross-cultural, covering historical thinking and writing in ancient or early cultures across in East, South, and West Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas. Includes historiography shaped by religious perspectives, including Judaism, early Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism"--Publisher's website
The Greek polis and the invention of democracy : a politico-cultural transformation and its interpretations by Jóhann Páll Árnason( )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks' path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well as the interaction between democracy and various forms of cultural expression from a comparative historical perspective and with special attention to the place of Greek democracy in political thought and debates about democracy throughout the centuries"--Publisher's website
A companion to archaic Greece by Kurt A Raaflaub( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period
War and peace in the ancient world by Kurt A Raaflaub( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancient world from a global perspective. Nineteen distinguished scholars discuss different aspects of this subject in relation to a large number of early civilisations, from China and India through West Asia (Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Hittites, Israel, Persian, and early Islam) to the Mediterranean (Greece, Rome and early Christianity) and the Americas (the Aztecs and the Iroquois Peace League). The book demonstrates that ancient societies, no less than modern ones, suffered from the losses and destructions caused by war, and yearned for peace and prosperity. Some early societies even developed an explicit public discourse on war and peace, and embedded peace in an ideological or religious framework. (Adapted from back cover)
War and society in the ancient and medieval worlds : Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Mesoamerica( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique, multiauthored social history of war from the third millennium B.C.E. to the tenth century C.E. in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Europe (Egypt, Achaemenid Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic world, the Roman, Republic and Empire, the Byzantine Empire the early Islamic world, and early medieval Europe), with parallel studies of Mesoamerica (the Maya and Aztecs) and East Asia (China, Japan)."--Jacket
Peace in the ancient world : concepts and theories by Kurt A Raaflaub( )

19 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, empire, and the arts in fifth-century Athens( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire in context : historical and comparative perspectives by Jóhann Páll Árnason( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire's role and achievement and, more broadly, establishes Rome's significance within comparative studies. Fills a gap in comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire's role and achievementFeatures contributions from more than a dozen distinguished scholars from around the world
City states in classical antiquity and medieval Italy by Association of Ancient Historians( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive yet suggestive book offers innovative answers to familiar questions, as in the articles of David Whitehead and Erich Gruen on the nature and power of the citizen body. City-States also breaks new ground in its persuasive documentation of the ways in which seemingly disparate disciplines may profitably share methods and data
The Landmark Julius Caesar : the complete works : Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War : in one volume, with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Landmark Julius Caesar is the definitive edition of the complete works of Julius Caesar, offering an unprecedented view into the life and career of one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders in the ancient world. Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic War, Caesar's firsthand account of his campaigns, offers a record of his travels and insights into military strategy. It also served another purpose: to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader, which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for control of the empire. The Civil War is Caesar's subsequent chronicle of his struggle to rule, from his crossing of the Rubicon in 49 B.C. through the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the ongoing efforts of Pompey's heirs and followers to remove Caesar from power. Accompanying Caesar's commentaries are three essential additional works, The Alexandrian War, The African War, and The Spanish War, which together provide a comprehensive picture of the far-reaching military conquests that would concentrate unparalleled power and influence in the hands of the Roman dictator. With elegant new translations by Kurt A. Raaflaub, this volume includes detailed annotations, appendices, color maps, and illustrations to place the narratives in their historical and political context. Lively, accessible, and assembled with rigorous scholarship, The Landmark Julius Caesar is an indispensable resource for history buffs and fans of the classics"--
Opposition et résistances à l'Empire d'Auguste à Trajan : neuf exposés suivis de discusssions by Kurt A Raaflaub( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure of the human intellect : self, society and the divine in ancient world cultures by Kurt A Raaflaub( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1946, a series of lectures by scholars affiliated with the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute were assembled into a volume titled The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. The lectures explored themes of intellectual history and the development of abstract reasoning among the Egyptians, Mesopotamians and Hebrews. In The Adventure of the Human Intellect, fourteen scholars, led by editor Kurt A. Raaflaub, engage with the themes of that nearly seventy year old volume to bring its ideas into the twenty-first century. This work offers a new appraoch to an old debate about the beginnings of intellectual history and rational thinking, bring to bear modern theoretical approaches, up-to-date evidence, and the results of recent scholarship. The work is broader in scope than the 1946 original, including a discussion of civilizations from both the Old and New Worlds. It examines the worldviews of ten ancient or early societies, reconstructed from their own texts, concerning the place of human beings in society and state, in nature and cosmos, in space and time, in life and death, and in relation to those in power and the world of the divine, and illuminates a wide array of responses to particular environments, circumstances and challenges. The Adventure of the Human Intellect focuses on ancient responses to widely differing conditions, as they manifest in social practices and cultural products, and in which relationships between religions, sciBack cover
Studies in the ancient Greek polis( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origins of democracy in ancient Greece
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Between republic and empire : interpretations of Augustus and his principateGeography and ethnography : perceptions of the world in pre-modern societiesSocial struggles in archaic Rome : new perspectives on the conflict of the ordersEpic and historyThe discovery of freedom in ancient GreeceA companion to archaic GreeceWar and peace in the ancient worldWar and society in the ancient and medieval worlds : Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Mesoamerica
Alternative Names
Kurt Raaflaub historiador suís

Kurt Raaflaub historiador suizo

Kurt Raaflaub historicus uit Zwitserland

Kurt Raaflaub historien suisse

Kurt Raaflaub Schweizer Althistoriker

Kurt Raaflaub Swiss historian

Raaflaub, K. A.

Raaflaub, K. A. (Kurt A.)

Raaflaub, Kurt.

Raaflaub, Kurt 1941-

Raaflaub, Kurt Arnold.

Раафлауб, Курт

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