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Contents Introduction1 I.CITYSTATES IN WORLD HISTORY 1.Cities, States, CityStates and CityState Cultures7 2.A Sketch of the ThirtySeven Identified CityState Cultures17 3.CountryStates versus CityState Cultures24 II.THE CITYSTATE CULTURE IN ANCIENT GREECE Introduction31 4.The Unity of the CityState Culture of Ancient Greece33 5.The Rise of the Ancient Greek CityState Culture39 6.The End of the CityState Culture in Ancient Greece48 7.How Poleis Arose and Disappeared51 8.What is a Polis? An Investigation of the Concept of Polis56 9.The Polis as City and State62 10.Polis as City66 11.The Settlement Pattern of the Ancient Greek CityStates67 12.The Size and Population of the Cities73 13.The Demography of the Greek CityState Culture77 14.The Economy of the Cities: Max Webers Ideal Type85 15.Polis as City in the Archaic Period98 16.The Greek Conception of Polis as a City with a Hinterland101 17.Polis as State106 18.Army116 19.Religion118 20.State and Society122 21.Civil War (Stasis)125 22.Relationships between Poleis127 23.The Hellenistic Polis132 III.CONCLUSION 24.The Polis Compared with Other CityState Cultures137 Notes147 References191 Index of Sources215 Index of Names226 General Index235
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Greece.
City-states -- Greece.