A History of Western Political Thought (Google eBook)
A History of Western Political Thought is an energetic and lucid account of the most important political thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. Written with students of the history of political thought in mind, the book:
* traces the development of political thought from Ancient Greece to the late twentieth century
* focuses on individual thinkers and texts
* includes 40 biographies of key political thinkers
* offers original views of theorists and highlights those which may have been unjustly neglected
* develops the wider themes of political thought and the relations between thinkers over time.
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Part III Romans and Humanists The Reinvention of Sovereignty
Part IV The Theory of the Social Contract
Part V Enlightenment and the Development of the Modern State
Part VI The Rise of Liberalism
HegelThe State and Dialectic
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