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The classical debt : Greek antiquity in an era of austerity, Johanna Hanink

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The classical debt : Greek antiquity in an era of austerity
Title
The classical debt
Title remainder
Greek antiquity in an era of austerity
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Hanink
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Language
eng
Summary
Ever since the International Monetary Fund's first bailout of Greece's sinking economy in 2010, the phrase "Greek debt" has meant one thing to the country's creditors. But for millions who claim to prize culture over capital, it means something quite different: the symbolic debt that Western civilization owes to Greece for furnishing its principles of democracy, philosophy, mathematics, and fine art. Where did this other idea of Greek debt come from, Johanna Hanink asks, and why does it remain so compelling today? The Classical Debt investigates our abiding desire to view Greece through the lens of the ancient past. Though classical Athens was in reality a slave-owning imperial power, the city-state of Socrates and Pericles is still widely seen as a utopia of wisdom, justice, and beauty--an idealization that the ancient Athenians themselves assiduously cultivated. Greece's allure as a travel destination dates back centuries, and Hanink examines many historical accounts that express disappointment with a Greek people who fail to live up to modern fantasies of the ancient past. More than any other movement, the spread of European Philhellenism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries carved idealized conceptions of Greece in marble, reinforcing the Western habit of comparing the Greece that is with the Greece that once was. Today, as the European Union teeters and neighboring Muslim nations disintegrate into civil war, Greece finds itself burdened by economic hardship and an unprecedented refugee crisis. Our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes how we view these contemporary European problems. --
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1982-
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Hanink, Johanna
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DF77
LC item number
.H3423 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hellenism
  • Greece
  • Debt
  • Greece
  • Western countries
  • Civilization
  • Debt
  • Hellenism
  • International relations
  • Greece
  • Western countries
  • Fortleben
  • Kultur
  • Schulden
  • Griechenland
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The classical debt : Greek antiquity in an era of austerity, Johanna Hanink
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-315) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Champions of the West -- How Athens built its brand -- Colonizers of an antique land -- From state of mind to nation-state -- Greek miracle 2.0 -- Classical debt in crisis -- We are all Greeks?
Control code
959649182
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 337 pages
Isbn
9780674971547
Lccn
2016044934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959649182
Label
The classical debt : Greek antiquity in an era of austerity, Johanna Hanink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-315) 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
Contents
Champions of the West -- How Athens built its brand -- Colonizers of an antique land -- From state of mind to nation-state -- Greek miracle 2.0 -- Classical debt in crisis -- We are all Greeks?
Control code
959649182
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 337 pages
Isbn
9780674971547
Lccn
2016044934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959649182

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