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The History of Government from the Earliest Times: Volume II: The Intermediate Ages

S. E. Finer

Abstract

No one has hitherto had the breadth of imagination and intellectual boldness to describe and analyse government throughout recorded history and throughout the world. Ranging over 5,000 years, from the Sumerian city state to the modern European nation state, five themes emerge in this book: state-building, military formats, belief systems, social stratification, and timespan. The three volumes examine both representative and exceptional polities, and focus on political elites of different types. This text is the second volume and it analyses the ‘church’ politics of the Byzantine Empire and the ... More

Keywords: government, state-building, military formats, belief systems, social stratification, timespan, representative polities, exceptional polities, Byzantine Empire, Caliphate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207900
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207900.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. E. Finer, author
University of Oxford