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The Birth of Critical Thinking in Republican Rome free pdf In this classic work, now appearing in English for the first time, Claudia Moatti analyses the intellectual transformation that occurred at the end of the Roman Republic in response both to the political crisis and to the city's expansion across the Mediterranean. This was a period of great cultural dynamism and creativity when Roman intellectuals, most notably Cicero and Varro, began to explore all areas of life and knowledge and to apply critical thinking to the reassessment of tradition and the development of a systematic new understanding of the Roman past and present. This movement, linked to the development of writing, challenged old forms of authority and adhesion, belief and behaviour, without destroying tradition- and for this reason this rational trend can be described not as a cultural but as an epistemological revolution whose greatest achievement, Professor Moatti argues, was the development of the system of Roman law.

About Claude Moatti

Claudia Moatti is Professor of Ancient History at Universite de Paris VIII and of Classics at the University of Southern California, with a courtesy joint appointment in Law. Recent projects include an international program on 'The Control of Human Mobility in the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period', which culminated in three edited volumes (Le controle de la mobilite des personnes en Mediterranee, de l'antiquite ... l'epoque moderne, Rome, 2004- Gens de passage en Mediterranee, Aix-Marseille, 2007- Le monde de l'itinerance en Mediterranee, Bordeaux, 2009). She is currently studying the concept of res publica and the 'cosmopolitanisation' of the Roman Empire (a two-book project under the title Politics and Cosmopolitics).

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Author : Claude Moatti
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 09 September 2015
ISBN : 0521895782
EAN : 9780521895781
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 404 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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