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The Resource Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni

Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni

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Law and order in ancient Athens
Title
Law and order in ancient Athens
Statement of responsibility
Adriaan Lanni
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The classical Athenian 'state' had almost no formal coercive apparatus to ensure order or compliance with law: there was no professional police force or public prosecutor, and nearly every step in the legal process depended on private initiative. And yet Athens was a remarkably peaceful and well-ordered society by both ancient and contemporary standards. Why? Law and Order in Ancient Athens draws on contemporary legal scholarship to explore how order was maintained in Athens. Lanni argues that law and formal legal institutions played a greater role in maintaining order than is generally acknowledged. The legal system did encourage compliance with law, but not through the familiar deterrence mechanism of imposing sanctions for violating statutes. Lanni shows how formal institutions facilitated the operation of informal social control in a society that was too large and diverse to be characterized as a 'face-to-face community' or 'close-knit group'"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Lanni, Adriaan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Justice, Administration of (Greek law)
  • Judicial process
  • Courts
  • Courts
  • Judicial process
  • Justice, Administration of (Greek law)
  • Greece
Label
Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780521198806
Lccn
2016010903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)942706918
Label
Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780521198806
Lccn
2016010903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)942706918

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