The Politics of Aristocratic Empires

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Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1997 - Political Science - 416 pages
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Histories of ancient empires traditionally include a narrated sequence of royal names and regnal years telling the story of a royal succession. The king fought these wars, built these monuments and ... Read full review

Contents

Aristocratic Empires
3
The Commercialization of Aristocratic Empires
28
The Origins of Aristocratic Empires
49
The Aristocracy Defined
79
The Aristocracy in the Economy
99
Limited and Decentralized Government
118
The Governmental Functions of the Aristocracy
144
Values and Ideology of the Aristocracy
169
Stability and Instability
247
of the Aristocracy
269
Obstacles to Peasant Revolts in Aristocratic Empires
293
The Townspeople in the Politics of the Aristocracy
320
Aristocratic Politics and Modernization
341
Remnants and Legacies of Aristocratic Politics
360
Bibliography
377
Index
395

The Stakes of Aristocratic Politics
211
The Arenas of Aristocratic Politics
230

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