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The Greek Polis: Cradle of Democracy

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter points to the Greek polis, or city-state, as the point of origin for Greek democracy. The polis is the dominant form of political organization that developed in the Greek world between ... More


The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Paul Sagar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is the modern state? Conspicuously undertheorized in recent political theory, this question persistently animated the best minds of the Enlightenment. Recovering David Hume and Adam Smith's ... More


Conclusion: The Western Political Theory Canon, Nature, and a Broader Dialogue

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr. review the volume. They discuss the complexity of the Western political theory regarding nature and argue that Western political thought is not wholly ... More


The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Francis Oakley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The author of this book continues his three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume in the series. Here, he explores kingship from ... More


Shaping the Empire

Banu Turnaoğlu

in The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172743
eISBN:
9781400885220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172743.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter looks at how the first attempts to modernize the Ottoman army in line with the armies of the West were undertaken during the reign of Mahmud I (r. 1730–54). Predominantly inspired by ... More


Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan

Alex Schulman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748682416
eISBN:
9781474406383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a new interpretation of William Shakespeare's plays as a unified statement of early modern political theory. It demonstrates that Shakespeare's plays provide an astonishingly ... More


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