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The History of Government from the Earliest Times: Volume I: Ancient Monarchies and Empires (Hardcover): S.E. Finer

The History of Government from the Earliest Times: Volume I: Ancient Monarchies and Empires (Hardcover)

S.E. Finer

Series: The History of Government from the Earliest Times

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No one has hitherto had the breadth of imagination and intellectual boldness to describe and analyse government throughout recorded history and throughout the world. This unique study of government is the culmination of the work of the late S. E. Finer, one of the leading political scientists of the twentieth century. Ranging over 5,000 years, from the Sumerian city state to the modern European nation state, five themes emerge: state-building, military formats, belief systems, social stratification, and timespan. The three volumes examine both representative and exceptional polities, and focus on political elites of different types. Ancient Monarchies and Empires opens with Finer's masterly Conceptual Prologue, setting out the entire scope and structure of The History . Books One and Two then consider early examples of the predominantly palace' type of polity, notably in respect of the Kingdoms of Egypt and the Empires of Assyria, Persia, Han China, and Rome interspersed with consideration of the exceptional' Jewish Kingdoms and the Greek and Roman Republics. This book is intended for readers with an interest in theories and forms of government historians of politics and the st

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: The History of Government from the Earliest Times
Release date: May 1997
Authors: S.E. Finer
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 39mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 628
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-820664-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 0-19-820664-X
Barcode: 9780198206644

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