The first in Max Beer’s ‘Social Struggles’ series.
Social Struggles in Antiquity by Max Beer. Translated by H. J. Stenning. Small, Maynard and Company Publishers, Boston. 1922.
Contents: I) INTRODUCTION, The Meaning of the Term ‘Antiquity’, Ancient Communistic Theory Natural Rights, II) PALESTINE, Social Conditions, Class Antagonisms and Prophets, Social Righteousness, Efforts at Reform, The Jewish Communists Essenes, III) GREECE, Economic and Social Development, Economic Antagonisms, IV) THE PRACTICE OF COMMUNISM IN SPARTA, The Lycurgian Legislation, Agis The First Communist Martyr, The Reforms of Cleomenes, Communistic Settlement in Lipara, V) COMMUNISTIC THEORIES IN ATHENS, Solon’s Middle-Class Reforms, Capitalism and Disintegration, Plato, Aristotle versus Plato and Phaleas, The Poets of Social Comedy, Aristophanes, Zeno Communistic Descriptions Egypt under the Ptolemies, The Downfall of Greece, VI) ROME, Character of Roman Historical Writing, Patricians and Plebeians, World Policy and Dissolution, Reform Struggles Gracchus Catiline and Cicero, Slave Insurrections, Spartacus, VII) ROMAN SOCIAL CRITICS, The Laments of the Dispossessed, Longings for Simplicity Freedom and Harmony, VIII) PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY, Pre-Christian Palestine, Jesus, Communism in the Primitive Communities, The Spirit of Christianity and of the Patristics, The Millennium Communistic Kingdom of God, Downfall of the Ancient World, Causes of the Downfall of the Ancient World, INDEX. 222 pages.
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