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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A Short History of Western Political Thought

ISBN 9780230545588
Publication Date July 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

A highly accessible narrative survey of political thought over the past two millenia. Exploring many key ideas in the Western tradition, it begins with the classic political thought of the ancient Greeks, moves through the medieval and early Christian views of politics, and concludes by exploring the modern re-interpretation of political life.

W. M. SPELLMAN Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, USA. He is the author of A Concise History of the World since 1945; European Political Thought, 1600-1700 and John Locke, all published by Palgrave Macmillan. He also co-authored The West: A Narrative History (Prentice-Hall, USA).

Introduction: Civil Society and Human Flourishing
City States and Republics, c.400 BCE-400
Heavenly Mandates, 400-1500
The Emergence of the Sovereign State, 1500-1700
From Subject to Citizen, 1700-1815
Ideology and Equality, 1815-1914
Breakdown and Uncertainty, 1914-2010


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