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Polities : authority, identities, and change

Author: Yale H Ferguson; Richard W Mansbach
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1996.
Series: Studies in international relations (Columbia, S.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text seeks to offer an alternative way of thinking about relations among polities. It attempts to shift the discipline's traditional focus from a world of territorially bounded sovereign states  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferguson, Yale H.
Polities.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604134534
Online version:
Ferguson, Yale H.
Polities.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)607827770
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yale H Ferguson; Richard W Mansbach
ISBN: 1570031282 9781570031281 1570030774 9781570030772
OCLC Number: 33983891
Description: xiv, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : new paths to theory --
The subject is politics --
Mesopotamia : fission-fusion of the first city polities and empires --
The sources and limits of central authority in mesopotamia --
Greece : structural features of a watershed civilization --
The Polis : triumph and challenge of citizenship --
Ancient China : overlapping polities in an imperial framework --
The mandate of heaven : authority in ancient China --
Mesoamerica : a multitude of polities --
Mesoamerica and the Spanish conquest : the collision of civilizations --
Islam : the evolution of a messianic movement --
The caliphate : the limits of dynastic power --
Italy after Rome : complexity at the nexus of the ancient and modern worlds --
Medieval Italy : competing visions of unity and authority --
The past as prelude.
Series Title: Studies in international relations (Columbia, S.C.)
Responsibility: Yale H. Ferguson and Richard W. Mansbach.

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