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First Great Political Realist Kautilya and His Arthashastra

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ISBN-10: 0739106074

ISBN-13: 9780739106075

Edition: N/A

Authors: Roger Boesche

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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.
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Publisher: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 142
Size: 5.96" wide x 9.06" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Historical Background
A Science of Politics for a Wise King
Kautilya's Spy State
The Economy: A Socialist Monarchy
Foreign Policy and War
Power, Advancement, and a Theory of History
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