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History of Political Thought

1st Edition

By Raymond G. Gettell


522 pages

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First published in 1924. This extensive volume explores the history of political theory from Ancient Greece up until proletarian thought in the early twentieth century. The author pays particular attention to the connection between economic and political theory during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. History of Political Thought will be of great interest to students of history, politics, and philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Political Thought 2. Ancient Political Thought 3. Greek Political Thought 4. Roman Political Thought 5. Beginnings of Medieval Political Thought 6. The Conflict Between Church and State 7. The Close of the Middle Ages 8. Political Theory of the Reformation 9. Political Thought in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century 10. Bodin and Grotius 11. The Puritan Revolution in England 12. Hobbes and Locke 13. Continental Political Thought in the Seventeenth Century 14. Continental Political Thought in the Eighteenth Century 15. Montesquieu and Rousseau 16. Economic Development and Political Thought 17. Later Eighteenth Century Moralists and Jurists 18. Political Theories of the American and French Revolutions 19. Idealist-Ethical Political Thought 20. Reactionary Political Thought After the Revolutions 21. The English Utilitarians 22. Political Theory of Constitutional Democracy 23. Rise of the Socialist Political Thought 24. The Historical School of Political Thought 25. The State as an Organism 26. The Theory of the Federal State 27. Theories of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Internationalism 28. Psychological Influence on Political Thought 29. Pluralistic Theories of Sovereignty 30. Recent Proletarian Political Thought 31. General Tendencies in Political Thought; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy

Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy (54 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1924 and 2003. Political theory has a long history and broad scope, this set draws together research from leading academics covering key themes such as: liberty and justice, power, federalism, anarchy and direct action, socialism, Marxism and liberalism. It will be of interest to students of both politics and philosophy.

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