Thucydides and Political Order

Lessons of Governance and the History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Editors
  • Christian R. Thauer
  • Christian Wendt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Nature, Endurance, Destruction, and Consequences of Political Order According to Thucydides

  3. Thucydides as a Model Historian (or Theorist) of Political Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Christine Lee
      Pages 95-130
    3. Christian Wendt
      Pages 151-167
  4. Representations of Order in Thucydides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Ryan Balot
      Pages 151-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-194

About this book


Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is considered in history and political science as a text of fundamental disciplinary relevance. However, neither discipline takes the other discipline into account during debates about Thucydides. Following Thucydides and Political Order: Concepts of Order and the History of the Peloponnesian War, this collection features scholarly work that asks what political order Thucydides envisioned, against which he might have judged the events he described. The contributors explore the role that Thucydides plays as a model theorist or representative of an ideal political order in philosophical traditions and schools of thought.


ancient history antiquity democracy Europe Governance historiography history international relations political history political science politics roman republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57899-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52775-2
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