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The first great political realist : Kautilya and his Arthashastra /
Roger Boesche.
Lanham : Lexington Books, c2002.
xii, 127 p.
0739104012 (Cloth : alk. paper)
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Lanham : Lexington Books, c2002.
0739104012 (Cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Roger Boesche is Professor of Politics and The Arthur G. Coons Professor of the History of Ideas at Occidental.
Review Quotes
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 Western reader.
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Main Description
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.
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Succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Historical Backgroundp. 7
A Science of Politics for a Wise Kingp. 21
Kautilya's Spy Statep. 45
The Economy: A Socialist Monarchyp. 65
Foreign Policy and Warp. 77
Power, Advancement, and a Theory of Historyp. 95
Conclusionp. 103
Bibliographyp. 113
Indexp. 123
About the Authorp. 129
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