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Title: Between East and West
Subtitle: The Greek Poleis as Part of a World-System
Author(s): VLASSOPOULOS, Kostas
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 6    Date: 2007   
Pages: 91-111
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.6.0.2022795

Abstract :
Standard accounts of Greek history have been overwhelmingly polis-centred, Athenocentric and Hellenocentric; they have thus often marginalised the wider Greek world and separated Greek history from the wider Mediterranean and Near Eastern world. This article aims to situate Greek history within a wider world-system. It looks at how we can construct a new subject of Greek history by focusing on the networks moving goods, peoples and ideas and the various centres that organise this world-system.

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