By W.M. Spellman

ISBN-10: 0230545580

ISBN-13: 9780230545588

ISBN-10: 0230545599

ISBN-13: 9780230545595

This short narrative survey of political notion during the last millennia explores key principles that experience formed Western political traditions. starting with the traditional Greeks' classical emphasis on politics as an self sustaining sphere of job, the publication is going directly to think of the medieval and early smooth Christian perspectives of politics and its crucial function in supplying non secular management. Concluding with a dialogue of present-day political suggestion, W. M. Spellman explores the go back to the traditional realizing of political lifestyles as a extra self reliant sphere, and one who does not relate to whatever past the actual international.

Setting the paintings of significant and lesser-known political philosophers inside of its historic context, the ebook bargains a balanced and thought of assessment of the subject, making an allowance for the non secular values, inherited principles and social settings of the writers. Assuming no earlier wisdom and written in a hugely obtainable style, a brief heritage of Western Political Thought is perfect for these trying to strengthen an figuring out of this attention-grabbing and significant topic.

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