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The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His "Arthashastra"

The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His "Arthashastra" (Hardback)

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The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating 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 Tsu. Roger Boesche's excellent commentary on Kautilya's voluminous text draws out the essential realist arguments for modern political analysis and demonstrates the continued relevance of Kautilya's work to modern Indian strategic thinking and our understanding of the relationship between politics and economics.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesHistory of ideas Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 06/08/2002 ISBN-13: 9780739104019  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Roger Boesche is the Arthur G. Coons Professor of the History of Ideas at Occidental College. He is the author of Theories of Tyranny: Plato to Arendt (1996), The Strange Liberalism of Alexis de Tocqueville (1987), and Alexis de Tocqueville: Selected Letters on Politics and Society (1985).

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