The History of Government from the Earliest Times

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No one has hitherto had the breadth of imagination and intellectual boldness to describe and analyse government throughout recorded history and throughout the world. This unique study of government is the culmination of the work of the late S. E. Finer, one of the leading political scientists of the twentieth century. Ranging over 5,000 years, from the Sumerian city state to the modern European nation state, five themes emerge: state-building, military formats, belief systems, social stratification, and timespan. The three ...

The History of Government from the Earliest Times 1999, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198207900

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History of Government from the Earliest Times 1997, Oxford University Press

ISBN-13: 9780198206644

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