The Resource Athens, John Gill, (electronic resource)

Athens, John Gill, (electronic resource)

Label
Athens
Title
Athens
Statement of responsibility
John Gill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World War, and in between by successive waves of Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Slavs, Goths, Venetians, French, Catalans, Turks, Italians, Bulgarians and the clans of various kings and tyrants of the region's early city-states. There has been a structure on its 'high city', the acropolis, since at least the bronze age, although it was subsequently altered by successive occupiers, becoming a fort, castle, temple, mosque, church and even a harem. its 'Golden age' peaked in the fifth century BCE, with the great building projects of Pericles and Themistocles, and its later history is one of a city already nostalgic for its past, although at a time when other European cities had yet to begin constructing a past. Its standing as the birthplace of democracy and western civilisation, while based in fact, is largely a romantic fantasy dreamt up by nineteenth-century north European artists and intellectuals: democracy has a checkered history in Athens, and 'western civilisation' was an amalgam of many cultures
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Gill, John
Dewey number
949.512
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Innercities cultural guides
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  • Electronic books
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
Target audience
adult
Label
Athens, John Gill, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Carrier MARC source
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Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908493484
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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11470093
Publisher number
MWT11470093
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Athens, John Gill, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908493484
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11470093
Publisher number
MWT11470093
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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