Ethnos and Koinon

Studies in Ancient Greek Ethnicity and Federalism

Ethnos and Koinon

Studies in Ancient Greek Ethnicity and Federalism

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The ethnic turn has led to a paradigm shift in Classics and Ancient History. In Greek history, it toppled the traditional view that the various ethnos states of the Classical and Hellenistic periods drew on a remote pedigree of tribal togetherness. Instead, it appears that those leagues were built on essentially changing, flexible, and relatively late constructions of regional identities that took shape most often only in the Archaic period.

The implications are far-reaching. They impact the conception of an ethnos' political organization; and they spill over into the study of external relations. It has been posited that in their conduct of foreign policy, ethne often resorted to a federal program. Did ethne emulate each other, and did they inspire others to adopt a federal organization? More recently, it was argued that their foreign policy was charged with ethnicized attitudes. Did the idea of ethnic togetherness generally influence foreign policy? And, did everyone subscribe to the same blueprint of ethnicized arguments?

The contributions to this volume explore the lived and often contradictory experience between tribal belonging and political integration.

"Fast alle Regionen im antiken Griechenland werden in dem wichtigen Sammelband behandelt."

Klaus Freitag, Historische Zeitschrift 311, 2020/3

„,…this collection of articles a rewardging read that challenge our way of looking at the interconnection between the internal mechanics of the koinonand ist external foreign policy.“

Roy van Wijk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2019.11.11
Reihe Heidelberger althistorische Beiträge und epigraphische Studien
Band 61
ISBN 978-3-515-12217-7
Medientyp Buch - Kartoniert
Auflage 1.
Copyrightjahr 2019
Umfang 415 Seiten
Abbildungen 25 s/w Abb.
Format 17,0 x 24,0 cm
Sprache Englisch