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History of Greek Culture

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This monumental work by a distinguished European scholar presents a scrupulously realistic approach to ancient Greek civilization. Professor Burckhardt dispenses with superficial and sentimental views of ancient Greece to embrace a more sophisticated and accurate vision of a complex culture that practiced both the best and worst elements of the social contract. A penetrati ...more
Paperback, Abridged, 448 pages
Published June 14th 2002 by Dover Publications (first published 1957)
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Rahul Matthew
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, what a slump I am having. Close to 4 months and I am still looking at any book I finish and saying I will write a review but I don’t. I am missing that “Bad Boy” swagger (Imaginative, Open-minded in thoughts and very informative) in writing I came in last year. The question I ask myself almost every morning is:

“To be a BADBOY, or not to be a BADBOY, that is THE question”

As I sip on some Indian tea (The one George Orwell (liked Srilankan tea also) used to boost his imagination when writing.
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This was the second book of excerpts from Jacob Burckhardt's history of the Greeks that I have read. (I have separately reviewed "The Greeks and Greek Civilization," translated by Sheila Stern and edited by Oswyn Murray.) The only overlap between the two books is a chapter on the history of the Greek polis. Otherwise, this volume focuses on the areas that the other one skipped over, and vice versa.

The best parts of this selection, which has been translated by Palmer Hilty, were the chapters det
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Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of each field. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history, albeit in a form very different from how cultural history is conceived and studied in academia today. Siegfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: "The great discoverer of ...more

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