The Decline And Rise Of Democracy: A Global History From Antiquity To Today

The Decline And Rise Of Democracy: A Global History From Antiquity To Today

A new understanding of how and why early democracy took hold, how modern democracy evolved, and what this teaches us about the future. Historical accounts of democracys rise tend to focus on ancient Greece and pre-Renaissance Europe. The Decline and Rise of Democracy draws from global evidence to show that the story is much richerdemocratic practices were present in many places, at many other times, from the Americas before European conquest, to ancient Mesopotamia, to precolonial Africa. Delving into the prevalence of early democracy …

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