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A World History of Political Thought

James Babb, University of Newcastle, UK
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Publication Date: May 2018
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
  • International Politics
‘This book is the first attempt to cover all the world's literate cultures in a single history of political thought. As such, it is a significant achievement.’
– Tony Black, University of Dundee, UK
Contents: Preface 1. The Methodology of Comparative History of Political Thought Part I: Comparative Studies 2. The Foundational Thinkers (600-400 BC) 3. The First “Schools” of Political Thought (400-250 BC) 4. Political Thought of the First Empires (250 BC-200 AD) 5. Metaphysics, “Religion” and the Decline of Empires (200-500) 6. The Integration of “Religion” and Political Thought (500-1000 7. Late “Medieval” Political Thought (1000-1300) 8. Renaissance and Revival (1300-1540) Part II: The Interdependence of Modernities 9. Popular Religious Revolt, Radical Reform and State Building (1450-1670) 10. Enlightenment and Historicism (1670-1790) 11. Revolution, Romanticism and Reform (1760-1860) 12. Imperialism and Liberalism (1820-1920) 13. Social Unrest and the Rise of the Left (1810-1930) 14. Ultra-nationalism, Fascism and Philosophy (1880-1950) 15. Anti-Colonialism and Neo-Liberalism (1920-1980) 16. Shifting Foundations and Return to Origins (1980-2015) Index