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The first great political realist Kautilya and his Arthashastra

Author: Roger Boesche
Publisher: Lanham, Md Lexington Books 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Named Person: Kautilya
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Boesche
ISBN: 0739104012 9780739104019
OCLC Number: 901165579
Description: 127 p.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Historical Background Chapter 3 A Science of Politics for a King Chapter 4 The Spy State Chapter 5 The Economy: A Socialist Monarchy Chapter 6 Foreign Policy and War Chapter 7 Power, Advancement, and a Theory of History Part 8 Conclusion
Responsibility: Roger Boesche.


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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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