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Reconstructing the Roman Republic:
An Ancient Political Culture and Modern Research
Karl-J. Hölkeskamp
Translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures vii
Preface to the English Edition ix
Preface to the German Edition xiii
CHAPTER 1: From 'Provocation' to'Discussion': A Plea for Continuation 1
CHAPTER 2: 'Reality' versus 'System': Conventional Conceptualizations of a'Constitution' 12
CHAPTER 3: From'System' to'Structure': New Questions about the Social Framework of Politics 23
CHAPTER 4: From'Structures' to 'Concepts': Problems of (Self-) Conceptualization of an Alien Society 44
CHAPTER 5: From'Concepts' to'Political Culture': The Benefi ts of Theory 53
CHAPTER 6: Between' Aristocracy' and 'Democracy': Beyond a Dated Dichotomy 76
CHAPTER 7: Consensus and Consent: Necessary Requirements of a Competitive Culture 98
CHAPTER 8: Symbolic Capital as Social Credit: Locating the Core of the Consensus 107
CHAPTER 9: An End of the Beginning: A New Ancient History and Its Topicality 125
Abbreviations 137
Bibliography 141
Index of Names 181
Index of Subjects 185

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