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The first great political realist : Kautilya and his Arthashastra

Author: Roger Boesche
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book provides an analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political books of the ancient world, its ideas on the science of politics strikingly similar to those of Thucydides, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Clausewitz, and even Sun Tzu. The author's commentary on Kautilya's text draws out the essential realist arguments for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Kauṭalya.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Boesche
ISBN: 0739106074 9780739106075
OCLC Number: 52699845
Description: xii, 127 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Historical background --
A science of politics for a wise king --
Kautilya's spy state --
The economy : a socialist monarchy --
Foreign policy and war --
Power, advancement, and a theory of history --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Roger Boesche.

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This work is an analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise "Arthashastra" stands as one of the great political books of the ancient world, its  Read more...

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This is a valuable and insightful study of one of the world's neglected classics of political philosophy. Boesche is to be commended for bringing Kautilya's masterpiece to the attention of the Read more...

 
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