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Spartans - a new history
Nigel M. Kennell
Paperback / softback
Wiley Blackwell
UK Publication Date

Spartans: A New History chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity.

  • Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history
  • Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan
  • Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere
  • Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context

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Nigel M. Kennellis an Instructor at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece. He is the author of The Gymnasium of Virtue (1995), and has published numerous articles on Spartan history and Greek civic institutions - especially the gymnasium - in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

"For those of us not experts in Sparta this is a useful and informative, but occasionally demanding, read." (Bryn Mawr, August 2010)
"This is a book that one may with confidence ... place in the hands of anglophone undergraduate students." (Anglo-Hellenic Review, Spring 2010)

In der Einleitung stellt Kennell zu Recht fest, dass es eine gro?e Diskrepanz zwischen dem verbreiteten Spartabild und den Forschungsmeinungen und -debatten gibt. Diesen Graben will das Buch berbrcken, das in der Tat ber eine "Einfhrung" hinausgeht, indem durchgngig auf antike Quellen verwiesen wird. Au?erdem werden Forschungsdebatten nachgezeichnet [...] Die Kritik im Detail ndert nichts daran, dass der entworfene ?berblick grundsolide ist. Kennell greift neuere Forschungspositionen auf und bercksichtigt jngere Inschriften- und Papyrusfunde, was das Buch zu einer "Neuen Geschichte" macht. [...] diese detailreiche und umfassende Synopse kann dem Sparta-Interessierten nur empfohlen werden.

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Sparta (Extinct city) - History.|Sparta (Extinct city) - History, Military.
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